Columbia 6eminory COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Decatur, Georgia 1978-79 CATALOG Vanta Columbio Theological 6eminory COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY DECATUR, GEORGIA 30031 February 1978 Richard A. Dodds, Editor Nonprofit Organization U. S. postage paid at Decatur, Georgia 30031 VontQQg— ) Columbia Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., owned by the Synods of Florida, Mid-South and Southeast and controlled through a Board of Directors. It is an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools. Cover — Peggie Chamblee and Leland McCullough 9M/2/78/D TABLE OF CONTENTS Purpose, Commitments, and History Admissions Information Academic Information Curriculum Course Requirements Courses of Instruction Academic Notes General Education Information Continuing Education Student Information Housing Financial Assistance Administration Board of Directors Faculty Roll of Students Calendar Directory for Correspondence Tw » I % ft . 1 **& WELCOME TO COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY A Seminary catalogue provides data about many things — professors, students, courses, fees, requirements — al! carefully detailed. Is this Columbia? As President, how do you answer a thoughtful, searching prospective student who asks, "What's it really like?" The authentic answer can only come from the 255 students, the ad- ministrators and staff, the teachers and counselors of the community. Three important facets of Seminary life are apparent to us: Columbia offers learning. In classroom, conference, chapel, refectory, dormitory, athletic field, library, city, church, hospital and school, signifi- cant learning takes place. The sharpened tools of learning, produced by work, struggle and discipline are assimilated. Columbia is an experience of learning. Columbia offers growth. Change occurs. No one stays the same after three or four years, try as one might. But here change comes from in- sights from the Word of God, the experience of community, the whole of human history, and the focus on Jesus Christ's meaning for us and the world. Columbia is an experience of growth. Columbia provides development. Out of commitment to Christ, new competence and skills are assumed and developed for the magnificent diversity of ministry. Columbia is an experience of development. But there is more — which can only be known if experienced person- ally. You can know it, if Columbia becomes your Seminary.- Davison Philips President $Uy*J ' i%m 11 Ml |1 -!'. i ! ! I : » i I [ *k "4 l '^fc^jL MjgL: WM tm 1 "^"ISI B-.^ * M Kf *#* ft] y H 1' »" H i ■ t« 1 HIM" — "i ■■El •• . COLUMBIA SEMINARY — The History Columbia refers to the first permanent location of the seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1828 a principal cultural, intellectual, and population center of the Southeast. The first idea of a theological school for the South was planted by the Presbytery of Hopewell (Georgia) as early as 181 7, but it was not until 1824 that a constitution for "The Classical, Scientific, and Theologi- cal Institution of the South" was adopted by the Presbytery of South Carolina, and the members of the presbytery were authorized to act as the Board of Trustees for that institution. In 1827, the Board recommended to the Synod that the constitution be altered to make the institution solely a theological seminary. (There had been great opposition to the proposed literary department being in competition with the College of South Carolina.) The official name of the seminary became The Theological Seminary of the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia; it soon became known as Columbia Theological Seminary — a name which was accepted as permanent in 1925. The revised constitution was adopted by Synod in 1828, and it was resolved to get the seminary into operation immediately. The Reverend Thomas Goulding, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Georgia, was elected the first Professor of Theology in December of 1828, and he gathered five students for instruction in the manse. Following completion of arrangements in Columbia, they moved to a campus there in January of 1830. That same year, the Reverend George Howe, a New Englander, was elected by the synod as instructor in languages. The following year he became Professor of Biblical Literature, and, shortly, librarian, overseeing the growth of the seminary's library from the original 300 books collected by the presbyteries in 1829 to more than 3,000 by 1836. Dr. Howe also organized the first curriculum for the seminary, apparently modeling it after those of the Princeton Seminary and of Andover Theological Semi- nary. He served nearly fifty years — until his death in 1883. In 1857, the Synod of Alabama established the adoption of the seminary as "our own, placing its name among those of the institutions which we call 'ours', and which we are to cherish and care for, support, help, and encourage as our own". Florida (as part of the Synod of South Georgia and Florida) joined in 1884, with Mississippi completing the five-synod structure in 1925. Among the buildings on the Columbia campus was the little chapel formerly a carriage house — where Woodrow Wilson was to be "reborn for eternity," and where the Presbyterian, U. S. Book of Church Order was written. By the 1920s, the population of the Southeast — and of Presbyterians in the area — was shifting, and the centers of influence were moving with it. Atlanta had been a transportation center since the 1880s, and so was developing as a commercial, industrial, educational and cultural center, also. Certain Atlanta Presbyterians and leaders of the seminary were con- vinced of the city's leadership of the New South and its advantages for the seminary — and of the seminary for the city. In 1924, the Board of Directors agreed (after two previous refusals in 1887 and 1904), and the decision was made to move to Atlanta, if a campaign for the new facilities and endowment could be successfully completed in the Synod of Georgia. Launched in 1925, the campaign had a goal of $500,000 which was promptly subscribed. In that success the cooperation of the city's 14,193 Presbyterians in their seventy-four churches played the determining part. In 1927, the seminary transferred its Columbia traditions and ministry, its students and faculty, and its books and equipment to a fifty-seven acre Decatur, Georgia, site on the outskirts of Atlanta, joining Candler School of Theology and another eleven of the current twenty-three institutions of higher education in the greater Atlanta area. The early years in Decatur were difficult ones for Columbia. For a time, especially with the coming of the Great Depression, the future of the institution seemed uncertain. In 1932, however, Dr. J. McDowell Richards was elected president. Under his able leadership, the seminary experienced its greatest growth. The endowment was increased by over five million dollars. The present Library, Georgia Hall, Florida Hall, three student apartment buildings, and thirteen faculty homes were built. The faculty was increased from six to twenty-one full-time members and the student body quadrupled. Following President Richards' retirement, Dr. C. Benton Kline served as president until 1975 when he resigned to return to active teaching. Dr. J. Davison Philips, pastor of the Decatur Presbyterian Church, assumed the presidency on January 1, 1976. The Synods of Florida, Mid-South and Southeast control and support Columbia Seminary, and from her derive much of the strength of their leadership. PURPOSE Columbia Theological Seminary is an instrument of the Church, and its purpose and programs are formed in relation to the mission of the Church. Since the work of the Church is dependent in large degree upon its leaders, the seminary is a graduate professional school engaged in preparing men and women for Church leadership. As such it is an edu- cational institution, preparing persons for encounter with the intellectual problems of our world in such a way that they will be worthy of the respect of those to whom they witness. At the same time, it is also a professional school and, thus, focuses on the competences and skills necessary to the practice of ministry. In each dimension of its life, the seminary seeks to facilitate the personal growth of students, and thereby to deepen their love for Christ, to encourage them in spiritual maturity and to inspire them with a zeal for service. COLUMBIA'S COMMITMENTS Three basic commitments have marked and continue to mark Colum- bia Seminary's program. The first commitment is to Biblical authority. Faculty members all affirm that the Bible is the word of Cod, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. All our teaching and ministry grows out of this commit- ment. So we require serious study of the Old and New Testaments in the Hebrew and Greek. Theology and ethics are based on the Biblical ground. Student's preaching is measured by its faithfulness to the Bibli- cal text. Our constant appeal is to the Scripture as it is attested to be the word of God by the inward witness of the Holy Spirit. The second commitment is to doctrinal fidelity. All regular faculty members are ordained officers in the Presbyterian Church. Students study the major creeds and confessions of the Reformed tradition. The funda- mental affirmations of that tradition stand at the center of the educational experience, as faculty and students seek to express them in terms that speak to people who live in today's world. The third commitment is to ecclesiastical loyalty. Columbia Semi- nary was founded by the Synod of South Carolina and Georgia to provide leadership for the Presbyterian Church and its program. Our students study the polity of the church and the program of the General Assembly, synods and presbyteries. Our teaching and our ministry seek to be loyal to the Presbyterian Church, U.S., as it works out its life and program under the doctrinal standards, the authority of Scrip- ture, and the lordship of Jesus Christ, the head of the church. These basic commitments are fulfilled today in a different educa- tional style than in an earlier time. Indoctrination leads too often to mere rote learning and to an uncreative and wooden ministry. Our style of teaching and community is one of openness. The Biblical wit- ness, the Reformed doctrine, and the church's program are presented as vital options for today. Students are called to make their own com- mitment to them as ministers of the Gospel. We believe that those who enter the service of Jesus Christ must do so out of a conviction which is their own. Only then can they be the effective ministers of our Lord that our church and our world need today. ADMISSIONS INFORMATION ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE Students desiring admission to the basic degree program and special programs should request an application from the Office of Admissions. In addition to the completed application form, students should furnish the additional items indicated on that form. Test scores from the Graduate Record Exam and an interview with a member of the Admissions Com- mittee following submission of the application are required. Due to the sequential nature of required courses, no applicants will be admitted to the basic degree programs, except in July or September. All students granted admission to Columbia Seminary will be asked to submit a Letter of Intent. Students admitted to the seminary will be provided a health form to be filled out by a physician and an application for seminary housing. Students desiring admission to the Th.M. program should secure ap- plications from the Director of Advanced Studies. Students desiring admission to the D.Min. (in-ministry) or the S.T.D. programs should secure applications from the Director of Graduate Pro- fessional Studies, Atlanta Theological Association, Room 203 Student Center, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia 30031. Specific admissions requirements are found for each degree in the Academic Information Section. SPECIAL AND UNCLASSIFIED STUDENTS Students meeting requirements for admission to the basic degree pro- gram but not wishing to work toward a degree may be admitted as special students to take courses for credit. Their program of study must be approved by the Dean of Academic Affairs. Unclassified students may be admitted to take a course of particular interest for credit, if prerequisites for the course are satisfied. AUDITORS Regular students, spouses of students, and other members of the community are invited to audit courses, with the permission of the instructor and provided space is available in the course. Registration as an auditor must be made through the office of the Dean of Academic Affairs at the regular time for registration. TRANSFER STUDENTS Students in good standing in other accredited seminaries may be admitted after transcripts have been evaluated and their applications approved by the admissions committee. Transfer students into the M.Div. program are expected to spend a minimum of 3 fourteen-week semesters in residence. Transfer students intending to enter the D.Min. (in-sequence) program ordinarily are not allowed credit for more than the equivalent, of one year of work prior to entering the program. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Students whose native language is not English must include with regular application data evidence of a score of 500 or more on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Overseas students are ex- pected to have the written recommendation of their denomination. Also, a statement of the students' plans for future work in their native country is required. All students are expected to provide a statement of available finances for their graduate study. Columbia Seminary does not provide scholarships to individuals for graduate study. Normally, international students are accepted only for graduate work beyond the M.Div. level. CONFERENCES Each year two conferences on the ministry are held on the Columbia campus. During the winter the College Conference invites college juniors and seniors who are considering the ministry to Columbia for a week- end to attend classes, meet in faculty homes and have small group meeting with students. In the spring those who have been out of college for several years and who are considering a vocational change are invited to the campus to explore the possibilities of ministry. Dean Charles Cousar ACADEMIC INFORMATION PROGRAMS OF STUDY Columbia provides a community setting for theological education. In this context courses of study leading to both basic and advanced degrees are offered. The Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry (in-sequence) are the first professional degrees. The Master of Theo- logical Studies is also a basic theological degree, but academic rather than professional in orientation. Advanced degrees are the Master of Theology, the Doctor of Ministry (in-ministry) and the Doctor of Sacred Theology. BASIC DEGREES Admission Admission to the basic degree programs at Columbia Seminary re- quires a four-year degree from an accredited university or college of arts and sciences/ or its equivalent. Students without four years of pre- seminary preparation are not eligible to earn degrees at the seminary and are not encouraged to apply for admission. When requested to do so by presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, students without a university or college degree may be accepted for a special course of study. A major in one of the liberal arts fields is most helpful as prepara- tion for theological studies. Basic courses in philosophy, European and American history, psychology, sociology, and English grammar and litera- ture form the foundation for seminary studies. Students with inadequate backgrounds in these areas may be required to take remedial work or select particular electives within the seminary curriculum. Master of Divinity Degree and Doctor of Ministry Degree (in-sequence) At the time of entering, seminary students are admitted to "the first professional degree program." This means either a three component program leading to the Master of Divinity degree or a four component program leading to the Doctor of Ministry (in-sequence) degree. The first two components of these degrees involve a common program. The academic courses and supervised ministry in these initial components are designed to assist the student in developing intellectual tools and professional skills to begin the practice of ministry. At the end of the second component, students, together with their peers, engage in a process of professional evaluation leading to admission to degree can- didacy. The strength and areas of growth of the student are assessed so as to lead him or her, together with an appropriate committee, to de- termine whether he or she should proceed toward the Master of Divinity degree or toward the Doctor of Ministry degree (in-sequence). Students pursuing the Master of Divinity degree move to a third component. Students qualifying for the Doctor of Ministry degree pro- ceed to two further components, the first of which includes a twelve- month period of supervised ministry in an approved setting. The final, on-campus component involves, in addition to academic work, an inter- disciplinary seminar on ministry enabling the student to reflect on his or her period of supervised ministry and to complete a written project of substantial scope. The term "components" is used rather than "years" since the amount of time a student takes to complete the component may be more or less than an academic year. The A and B components represent the initial common program for the first professional degrees. The C component follows the professional assessment and represents the final stage lead- ing to the Master of Divinity degree. For students admitted to the Doctor of Ministry degree at the time of the professional assessment, the D component designates the twelve-month period of supervised ministry and the E component the final, on-campus element. Requirements for the M.Div. Degree 1. There must be. on file with the seminary a complete and official transcript of credits showing graduation with a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college of liberal arts and sciences, or its equivalent. 2. The student must be admitted to degree candidacy at the end of the B component. To qualify for candidacy the student must have satis- fied all the academic and supervised ministry requirements for the A and B components (as outlined on pages 18, 19, and 48) together with enough electives to total 74 credits. The overall grade average must be C or better. 3. The candidate must satisfactorily complete all the requirements of the C component (as outlined on pages 18, 19, 48, and 49) with a total of 106 credits. The overall grade average must be C or better. 4. The student must pass a Bible content exam administered by mem- bers of the Biblical Area. 5. The faculty must be satisfied that the conduct and attitude of the candidate is becoming a minister of the Gospel and that he or she gives promise of useful service in the ministry or other Church vocation. 6. All bills to the seminary must be paid and assurance given that all open accounts in the community and elsewhere have been satisfied. Requirements for the D.Min. Degree (in-sequence) 1. There must be on file with the seminary a complete and official transcript of credits showing graduation with a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college of liberal arts and sciences, or its equivalent. 2. The student must be admitted to degree candidacy at the end of the B component. To qualify for candidacy the student must have satis- fied all the academic and supervised ministry requirements for the A 8 and B components (as outlined on pages 18, 19, and 48) together with enough electives to total 74 credits. The overall grade average must be B or better. 3. The candidate must satisfactorily engage in a twelve-month period of supervised ministry for which a total of 20 credits is given. 4. The candidate must satisfactorily complete all other requirements of the D and E components (as outlined on pages 18, 19, and 49) with a total of 132 credits. The overall grade average must be B or better. 5. The student must pass a Bible content exam administered by members of the Biblical Area. 6. The faculty must be satisfied that the conduct and attitude of the candidate is becoming a minister of the Gospel and that he or she gives promise of useful service in the ministry or other Church vocation. 7. All bills to the seminary must be paid and assurance given that all open accounts in the community and elsewhere have been satisfied. Professional Assessment The Professional Assessment is a major review of the student's poten- tial for ministry that occurs after the completion of the major require- ments of the A and B components. This assessment will usually be sched- uled in the spring term of the B component or the following September and is a condition for the student's beginning work in either the C or D components. Detailed guidelines for the assessment process are given to the student well in advance, including criteria, data to be considered, composition of the assessment committee, intent of the interview, and possible recommendations to the faculty which might ensue. The admission to candidacy for either the M.Div. or D.Min. (in- sequence) degrees emerges from the professional assessment and must be approved by the faculty. At that time a student may be required to take a specific course or courses as a part of his or her designated elec- tives. Master of Theological Studies The purpose of this program is to provide systematic study of the Christian faith for people who are not preparing for ordination to pro- fessional Christian ministry. It is designed for students who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of the faith so that they can be more knowledgeable and effective Christians as lay people in the Church and in their lay vocations, and for others who are preparing for further academic work in a theological discipline (toward a Ph.D., for instance.) The MTS will not qualify persons for the ordained ministry, since this program does not include training in the practice of ministry or in other areas prerequisite for ordination. The Seminary hopes with this program not only to offer advanced study in theological disciplines to lay people in the Church, but also to enrich the Seminary community by the pres- ence and challenge of students who bring to it the questions and de- mand for excellence of searching, thinking, non-professional Christians. Students, after consultation with the professors in the field, select one of the following five fields for specialization: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Theology, and Ethics. A faculty adviser from the field of specialization is assigned by the Director of the MTS program to provide guidance in the selection of courses and to coordinate the giving of the comprehensive examinations. Language requirements are determined by the field of specialization. Students are encouraged to take appropriate courses at other institu- tions in the Atlanta Theological Association. No more than 15 credits, however, may be transferred from institutions outside the A.T.A. Requirements for the M.T.S. Degree 1. Students must earn a total of 52 credits. This shall include at least one course in each of the five fields of specialization; an additional course in three of the five fields; a minimum of 17 credits in the chosen field of specialization; and a minimum of 9 credits in a cognate field. 2. Students must pass written comprehensive examinations designed, administered, and graded by faculty members in the field of specializa- tion. The purpose of the examination is to test the student's capacity to function knowledgeably and critically in the field of specialization, to relate methodology and/or content from the cognate field to the field of specialization, and to think and write clearly. The examinations nor- mally come at the conclusion of the student's course work. 3. All work must be completed within five years from the date of admission. ADVANCED DEGREES Columbia offers three programs leading to advanced degrees. Each builds on the M.Div., degree and in the case of the D.Min. (in-ministry) and the S.T.D. also on necessary ministry experience which has ensued since the reception of the M.Div. In addition to the resources of the faculty and library on Columbia's campus, graduate students are able to draw upon the resources of the Atlanta area. The S. T. D. program and D.Min. (in-ministry) programs are administered by the Graduate Professional Studies Committee of the Atlanta Theological Association, which coordinates and augments the resources of Candler School of Theology, Emory University, the Inter- denominational Theological Center, and Columbia. Th.M. students may also include in their program studies at these other seminaries. The resources of the Atlanta community are also available to Col- umbia graduate students. Pastoral counseling programs in several set- tings are made available through the Georgia Association for Pastoral Care. The Urban Training Organization of Atlanta provides resources in the area of urban problems and urban ministries. Numerous national and regional offices of denominational and interdenominational agencies are located in Atlanta. Other educational opportunities are available at Emory University, Georgia State University, and colleges in the area. 10 MASTER OF THEOLOGY Admission Application for admission to the Th.M. program is made through the office of the Director of Advanced Studies. The M.Div. degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school, or its academic equivalent, is required. Ordinarily a B average in an applicant's college and seminary program is considered a minimum standard for admission. Except for the Th.M. in pastoral counseling or pastoral supervision, a knowledge of both the Hebrew and Greek languages is prerequisite for the program. If an applicant's M.Div. course required less than these two languages, he or she may substitute an approved language for one of them. Admission to Candidacy Students seeking a degree in Biblical, historical-doctrinal, or pastoral studies must be admitted to candidacy by vote of the faculty. Applica- tion involves the proposal of a thesis committee composed of a chair- person from the faculty and two other members and the proposal of a thesis topic, previously approved by the chairperson. This information must be given in writing to the Advanced Studies Committee prior to October 15th. The faculty meeting early in November is the deadline for the formal admission to candidacy if the student expects to receive the degree at commencement the following spring. Requirements for the Degree In order to qualify for the Th.M. degree, a student must complete the following within five years: 1. at least 24 semester credits of academic work at the advanced level (courses numbered in the 600s) with grades that average not less than B. This academic work shall involve the equivalent of at least one academic year in partial residence. 11 2. an acceptable thesis, which shall constitute six additional credits. For students planning to graduate at the spring commencement April 1st is the deadline for provisional approval of the thesis by the thesis committee and May 1st for final approval of the completed thesis. 3. an oral examination, which shall be given after the thesis has been completed. Specialization Each student seeking the Th.M. degree will concentrate his or her studies in one of the following fields: Biblical studies, historical-doctrinal studies, pastoral studies, pastoral counseling, or pastoral supervision. At least 12 credits, in addition to the thesis, must be taken in the field in which the student specializes. At least six credits must be taken outside the field of specialization. Credit for work taken at the basic level (courses numbered lower than 600) must be approved prior to the taking of the courses by the chairperson of the thesis committee (if appointed), the Director of Advanced Studies, and the Dean of Academic Affairs. In no case shall more than 4 credits of basic level work be counted toward the degree. The Th.M. in pastoral counseling and the Th.M. in pastoral super- vision have additional requirements as follows: Pastoral Counseling The first year of this program requires the successful completion of an intern year in one of the institutions accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. By the end of the first year, if the student is adjudged sufficiently competent by a multidisciplinary professional committee, he or she is admitted to the counseling practicum for counseling supervision in the Georgia Association of Pastoral Counseling and Referral Service under the supervision of Professor Theron Nease and Chaplain Calvin Kropp. Most of the counseling occurs in centers established by the Georgia As- sociation for Pastoral Care. Sufficient supervision of counseling, intake, etc., is provided to qualify the candidate for membership in the Ameri- can Association of Pastoral Counselors, Inc. In addition to the above, the student must complete 24 credits of advanced level academic work at a B average or better. A research pro- ject (non-credit) completes the requirements for the degree. Pastoral Supervision This particular specialization of the Th.M. program has been devel- oped for those students seeking to become certified chaplain supervis- ors. An intern year must be successfully completed in one of the affiliate institutions of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. The total number of academic credits of advanced level work required is 24 at a B average or better. 12 In addition, a residency year must also be satisfactorily completed. The year may be elected in any institution accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. Certification as acting supervisor by any region of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education will com- plete the requirements for the degree. THE DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (IN-MINISTRY) A Doctor of Ministry degree program for the working minister has now been formulated by the schools participating in the Atlanta Theo- logical Association. The program has been designed to continue the education of persons for their practice of ministry in the church and in related institutional settings. It provides an advanced, yet flexible, edu- cation for those whose vocation as servants of people and servants of Jesus Christ implies their further disciplined reflection upon, and possibly their further specialization within, their own ministry. Admission. Each applicant should hold an M.Div. or equivalent degree with a superior academic record and/or superior professional performance, and should have at least one year, preferably three, of professional experi- ence since receiving the basic degree. Each applicant should submit a personal statement of not more than ten double-spaced pages giving biographical data, academic and minis- try achievements, interests, goals, and personal purposes for the D.Min. program that will illustrate continued development. Advanced standing on the basis of post-M.Div. courses in other pro- grams will be determined by the Graduate Professional Studies Com- mittee of the Atlanta Theological Association after admission. Program of Study Although it may be spread over a period up to four years, the pro- gram of study requires participation in the equivalent of a full year of academic and clinical courses. The doctoral project is executed after the completion of these courses and usually as part of the ongoing profes- sional work of the minister. Thirty-six semester credits are required, distributed as follows: Six (6) credits for the core seminar in contemporary ministry and career assessment; Six (6) credits for an approved clinical experience (equivalent to one full time quarter); Six (6) credits for the doctoral project; Eighteen (18) credits of advanced courses. To assist both personal development and also course and project planning, each student secures a faculty adviser and a doctoral commit- tee. After completion of course work and before the execution of the doctoral project, the student will take an examination covering a range of subjects designated by his doctoral committee. 13 For students desiring to graduate at the spring commencement, April 1 is the deadline for provisional approval of the doctoral project by the project committee and May 1 for final approval of the completed project. For further information and application forms, write to Director, Graduate Professional Studies, ATA, Room 203, Student Center, Colum- bia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia 30031. DOCTOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY IN PASTORAL COUNSELING This degree is offered through the Atlanta Theological Association by the Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and the Interdenominational Theological Center. It is administered by the Atlanta Theological Association which has responsibility for approving admission to the program, establishing curriculum offerings, and cer- tifying candidates for the award of degrees. The S. T. D. program focused on pastoral counseling concentrates upon the counseling, guidance, and consultation aspects of the minister's professional function. The more specialized nature of the program is re- flected in admission requirements and the program of studies. The purpose of the Doctor of Sacred Theology in pastoral counseling is to prepare clergy to serve as pastoral counselors in a local church or on the staff of a community mental health center, to serve as consul- tants to their fellow clergy, and to offer training in pastoral care and counseling at various levels. The program is designed to prepare students for membership as Fellows in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. Admission Applicants must hold the Master of Divinity or equivalent degree from an accredited institution. The admission process will include: 1) an assessment of the applicant's academic grades and professional perform- ance, 2) his statement of purpose, 3) references and other materials sup- plied with the application, and 4) a personal interview with the director of the program and conducted by the S.T.D. Admissions Committee. In addition, applicants must have significant experience in ministry (approximately three years' full time employment after completion of the first theological degree), in clinical pastoral education (usually four con- secutive units), and one or more personal interviews with the pastoral counseling and other faculties. A student who, though otherwise acceptable, has not had courses in personality development and pastoral care equivalent to those taught in the participating seminaries of the Atlanta Theological Association, must take these courses without credit during the first two terms of his residence. Each student admitted to the program shall have one member of the pastoral counseling faculty as advisor. 14 Program of Study The studies included within the program will help the student (1) gain an advanced understanding of appropriate theological and theoreti- cal concepts; (2) learn under qualified supervision the application of these concepts in pastoral counseling and how to promote professional integration of theory and skills in both pastoral counseling and pastoral guidance; and (3) design and execute a research project appropriate to his or her professional practice which will give evidence of his or her creative ability to contribute to this aspect of pastoral counseling. In carrying out this program, which should not exceed six years, the student must complete a minimum of three Core Seminars carrying a total of 9 semester hours; Pastoral Counseling Practicums carrying a total of 18 semester hours; and Elective Courses totaling a minimum of 27 semester hours of credit. The Core Seminars, carrying three semester hours each, are offered in the following sequence, beginning in the Fall o( the year of entry: I "Personality Theory," II "Diagnosis and Change;" and III "Pastoral Theological Method." In addition, the student enters the pastoral coun- seling practicum at the time he or she enters the program. When the student has completed these 54 semester hours of work, with a B average (GPA of 2.00 or better) he or she may apply to take the Comprehensive Examination, which tests the competence in both the content and performance of pastoral counseling. The content areas in which the student will be examined include (a) THEOLOGY, with the foci upon theological method and pastoral theolo- gy; (b) PSYCHOLOGY, including theories of personality and develop- ment, psychodynamics of behavior and of religious experience, and theories of counseling and psychotherapy; (c) SOCIO-CULTURAL DI- MENSIONS of Pastoral Care, including personality and culture, group dynamics, sociology of religion, marriage and family dynamics; (d) PAS- TORAL CARE, including history of pastoral care, ministerial role, guid- ance at the passage points of life, ministry in crisis situations, and re- ferrals; and (e) SUPERVISION, as a definable type of learning, interpro- fessional understanding of supervision, pastoral identity and authority in supervision. The performance areas in which the student will be examined include (a) evaluation interviewing, (b) pastoral counseling, (c) supervision, (d) professional maturity within the role of pastoral counselor, and (e) ability to relate pastoral counseling to the total ministerial role. The student will engage in an approved research project which dem- onstrates ability to utilize theological and theoretical knowledge in re- lation to some problem of his or her professional practice, and which contributes useful findings and insights to this area of theological in- vestigation. He or she will make a written report and undergo an oral examination on the project. Upon successful completion, the student will be certified by the Atlanta Theological Association's Graduate Pro- fessional Studies Committee as having passed all requirements for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) in Pastoral Counseling. 15 Application forms and further general information about the S.T.D. in Pastoral Counseling program may be obtained from: Dr. John H. Patton, Director, Doctoral Program in Pastoral Counseling, 1700 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30329 — Telephone (404) 636-1457; or from: Dr. H. Milton Gardiner, Director, Atlanta Theological Association, Room 203, Student Center, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, 30031 — Telephone (404) 373-6366. CURRICULUM The teaching program at Columbia is arranged in four areas: Biblical, historical-doctrinal, pastoral, and supervised ministry. Studies in each of these areas are combined with interdisciplinary studies in the curriculum for the first professional degrees. While classroom instruction is basic to these first degree programs, their goal is to equip students to continue their education independently. The resources of the library, the structure of course work, and reading courses encourage early realization of that goal. Studies in the BIBLICAL area seek to help the students understand and interpret an ancient book, the Bible, in a world where people go to the moon. To do this these studies are concerned with developing tools and skills to understand the ancient world, its language, history, and thought, and tools and skills to grasp the meaning of the Bible for con- temporary people. Greek and Hebrew are required so that students can gain facility in handling the original Biblical languages and in under- standing the text in its native tongue. Courses in the area provide an opportunity for interpreting the text and for experience in articulating the message in a theological fashion. HISTORICAL-DOCTRINAL studies help students understand the past so that they can understand the present and how we got here. Students engaged in these studies also struggle to form their own theology and to discover what it means for them to be Christian today. Since Columbia stands within the Reformed tradition, historical-doctrinal studies are concerned not only with right thinking, but also with the relation of Christian faith and doctrine to real life. Therefore, studies in this area engage students in consideration of the social, political, economic, and cultural life of today. In historical-doctrinal studies students acquire the tools they will need throughout their lives for dealing theologically with themselves and the world around them, tools that will enable graduates to lead the church in a prophetic and reconciling way as it works out its mission in the world around it. The PASTORAL area centers on the functioning of the person as a minister, and its concern is to train students to be ministers and to lead other persons in ministering. Studies in this area consider the dynamics of the minister's role as leader of worship, preacher, pastor, teacher, and administrator. Since we do not fully know today the shape of the ministry of tomorrow, the concern of these studies is to train students to under- stand the issues involved, to help them see their own strengths and 16 weaknesses, and then to develop a flexibility that will enable them to take their Biblical and theological understanding and deal with whatever issues they face during their ministry. SUPERVISED MINISTRY serves an integrative function for the curricu- lum at Columbia. Through its structure students are involved in the ac- tual practice of ministry under competent supervision. Through experi- ential, relational, inductive learning, the student explores within a peer group the forms, styles, contents, and concepts of ministry. Not only does the student put into practice what has been learned through studies in the Biblical, historical-doctrinal, and pastoral areas, but these studies are integrated with the practice of ministry and the personhood of the student. Columbia's faculty recognizes that the method of teaching also makes a significant contribution to learning. Consequently, a variety of teach- ing methods are empJoyed. Team teaching, which enables the professors themselves to participate more fully in the learning process, and which effectively brings different kinds of competence together in the class- room, is widely used. Because small groups are a part of most courses, creative interchange between student and student and between students' peers and professors is the mark of instruction at Columbia. Professor Shirley Guthrie Professor Ben Kline 17 COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR M.DIV. DEGREE (In the course descriptions notice carefully the prerequisites for each course.) Biblical Area A Component: B151, B152 B Component: B241, B221, either B231 or B232 C Component: B371 plus a minimum of 5 elective credits in the area. Historical-Doctrinal Area A Component: HD111, HD171, HD112, HD113 B Component: HD231, HD232, HD271 C Component: HD331 plus a minimum of 5 elective credits in the area. Pastoral Area A Component: Pill, P121, P141 B Component: P231 (to be taken with SM211), either P221 or P241 C Component: P311 plus a minimum of 5 elective credits in the area. Interdisciplinary Courses C Component: 1311 Supervised Ministry B Component: SM210, SM211 (to be taken with P231) C Component: S.M311 Undesignated Courses A minimum of 13 additional credits. COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR D.MIN. (IN-SEQUENCE) (In the course descriptions notice carefully the prerequisites for each course.) Biblical Area A Component: B151, B152 B Component: B241, B221, either B231 or B232 E Component: B471 plus a minimum of 5 elective credits in the area. Historical-Doctrinal Area A Component: HD111, HD171, HD112, HD113 B Component: HD231, HD232, HD271 E Component: HD431 plus a minimum of 5 elective credits in the area. 18 Pastoral Area A Component: Pill, P121, P141 B Component: P231 (to be taken with SM211), either P221 or P241 D Component: P482, P451 E Component: P411 plus a minimum of 5 elective credits in the area Interdisciplinary Courses D Component: 1402 E Component: 1411-412-413, 1414 Supervised Ministry B Component: SM210, SM211 (to be taken with P231) D Component: SM41 1-41 2-41 3-41 4 Undesignated Courses A minimum of 9 additional credits. COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Listed on the following pages are the courses proposed by the facuHy of Columbia Theological Seminary for 1977-78 and 1978-79. Changes in faculty situations and in student needs inevitably will necessitate modifi- cation from term to term resulting in the failure to offer some electives and the substitution of others. The letter in the course designation is determined by the area in which it is offered: B for Biblical; HD for Historical-Doctrinal: P for Pastoral; I for Interdisciplinary; and S.M for Supervised Ministry. Courses whose numbers are prefaced by ATA are offered by the Atlanta Theo- logical Association. The hundred's digit refers to the level of the course and whether it is required for the basic degree program or elective: 100s are required courses for A component students 200s are required courses for B component students 300s are required courses for C component students 400s are required courses for D and E component students 500s are elective courses designed primarily for A and B component students but occasionally open to advanced students by permission of the instructor. 600s are elective courses designed for advanced students (C, D, E, and graduate students) but occasionally open to others when prerequi- sites are met, when space is available, and by permission of the instructor. The teen's digit identifies the particular academic discipline within the area, except in Interdisciplinary and Supervised Ministry courses. 19 BIBLICAL AREA FACULTY: Charles B. Cousar, Ludwig R. Dewitz (Chairperson), James H. Gailey, James D. Newsome, Keith F. Nickle, J. Will Ormond. VISITING INSTRUCTORS: Kenneth Morris (Summer 1978). Required Courses for M.Div. and D.Min. (in-sequence) B151 PAULINE LITERATURE Nickle, Cousar A study of the English text of the principal Pauline letters in their his- torical context and present relevance. Small groups analyze and interpret selected Greek texts from the Pauline corpus chosen to give training in methods of exegesis. Fall 5 credits B152 THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS Ormond, Cousar, Nickle A study of the structure, content, and theology of the Synoptic Gospels. Small groups analyze exegetically selected passages from the Greek text of the Synoptics, in light of the formation of the gospel tradition. Prerequisite: B151 Spring 5 credits B241 SURVEY OF OLD TESTAMENT LITERATURE Cailey, Dewitz A study of the character and content of the books of the Old Testament set in the context of the history of the Hebrew people, including discus- sion of their development from oral to written form and their place in the religion of ancient Israel. Fall 3 credits Students in Chapel 20 B221 ESSENTIALS OF HEBREW Dewitz, Gailey An intensive study of the essential elements of Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary preparatory to reading and studying exegetically the Hebrew Old Testament. Winter 4 credits B231* EXEGESIS OF PSALMS Dewitz A study of selected psalms with use of the Hebrew text, historical background, designed to discover theological values. Prerequisite: B221 Spring 3 credits B232* EXEGESIS OF ISAIAH 1-12 Gailey A study of Isaiah 1-12 with use of the Hebrew text, historical background, designed to discover theological values of one of Israel's great prophets. Prerequisite: B221 Spring 3 credits *Students in the B component are required to take one of these two courses. The other may be taken as an elective. B37K471) PREFACE TO BIBLICAL THEOLOGY Nickle, Dewitz The course considers issues related to an understanding of the Bible as the Church's book, such as the formation of the canon, authority and inspiration, the hermeneutical task of the Church. Opportunity is pro- vided for exposure to Biblical Theology as it focuses on the Old or New Testament. Prerequisites: B151, B152, B241 3 credits Elective Courses General and Background B510 OLD TESTAMENT MANNERS AND CUSTOMS Ga/7ey A study of manners, customs, and conditions of life in Old Testament times as illustrated from recent investigations. Prerequisite: P241 2 credits B511 EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE Nickle Readings selected from the Apostolic Fathers, the New Testament Apo- crypha or the Patristic period. Readings will be studied for their theology and their contribution to the developing Christian movement. Specific readings will vary each quarter the course is offered. Prerequisite: HD111 2 or 4 credits B615 BIBLICAL APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE Nickle A review of the cultural and literary background out of which apocalyp- tic literature emerged. Exegetical analysis of typical apocalyptic texts. An overview of apocalyptic theology and its relation to contemporary concerns. 3 credits 21 B618 STRUCTURES IN OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES Gailey An introduction to the hermeneutical techniques of structuralism with various stories from the Old Testament as examples. Prerequisite: B241 2 credits B619 SURVEY OF METHODOLOGY IN OLD TESTAMENT STUDIES Dew Hz This course aims at acquainting students with the different approaches and methods by which the Old Testament has been studied, such as literary and form criticism, archeology, comparative religion and Bibli- cal theology. Prerequisite: B241 2 credits Ancient Languages B021 ESSENTIALS OF GREEK Morris An intensive study of the essential elements of Koine Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary preparatory to reading the Greek New Testament. Required of all students not having taken Greek in college. Summer session only No Credit B620 HEBREW READING Dewitz or Gailey Rapid reading of selections from the Hebrew Old Testament with a view to increasing facility in the use of the language; emphasis on grammatical structures and vocabulary. Prerequisite: B221 1 credit B623 BIBLICAL ARAMAIC Ga/7ey A study of the Aramaic language and the reading of portions of the Old Testament in Aramaic. Primarily for graduate students. Prerequisite: B221 3 credits B626 GREEK GRAMMAR AND READING Cousar This class presupposes a basic Greek grammar course and provides an intensive study of syntax to develop further the student's skill in analyz- ing sentences, clauses, and phrases. A variety of New Testament passages are read. Prerequisite: B021 3 credits Old Testament Based on Hebrew Text B631 EXEGESIS OF JOB Ga/7ey Attention will be given to the central problems raised in this book with selections studied in detail. Prerequisites: B241, B221 2 or 3 credits 22 B632 EXEGESIS OF HOSEA Dewitz The exegetical study of three selected chapters. Prerequisites: B241, B221 2 credits B634 EXEGESIS OF ISAIAH 40-55 Galley A seminar designed to probe the work of the "great prophet of the Exile", using theme and structure and form studies, exegesis of some passages, and culminating in an interpretative project by each student. Prerequisites: B241, B221 2 or 3 credits Old Testament Based on English Text B540 GENESIS 1-11 Dewitz A theological and critical study of the early chapters of Genesis in the light of the interpretation in the New Testament, with a view to finding the meaning for preaching today. 2 credits B547 EXODUS Dewitz A theological and critical study of the main passages in the Book of Exodus with the help of traditional and modern scholarship, and with a view to finding the meaning for preaching today. 2 credits B548 PSALMS AND WISDOM LITERATURE Dewitz A study of the form and content of various psalms and a consideration of specific features of the wisdom literature. Additional credit can be earned if the exegesis is based on the Hebrew text. 2 credits B641 JOB Gailey An exploration of the thought of the Book of Job, including examination of its literary form, background, and contents, as well as the uses to which it has been put by serious thinkers. 3 credits B643 JEREMIAH Ormond A study of the prophetic book of Jeremiah in the English text. Emphasis will be given to the historical setting, the character of Jeremiah, the prophet, the structure of the book and the exposition of selected pas- sages. Prerequisite: B241 3 credits New Testament Based on Greek Text B551 EXEGESIS OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN Gousar or Nickle An exegetical study of the gospel with emphasis on structure, historical background and dominant motifs. Analysis of selected sections of the Greek text. Prerequisite: B151 3 credits 23 B553 EXEGESIS OF GALATIANS Cousar An analysis and interpretation of the Greek text of Galatians. Prerequisite: B151 3 credits B556 EXEGESIS OF THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Nickle A study of its literary structure and content, use of the Hebrew Scrip- tures, relation to the author"s gospel, search for the author's plan and purpose highlighting his major theological emphases. Analysis of selected sections of the Greek text. Prerequisite: B151 3 credits B558 EXEGESIS OF MATTHEW Cousar A study of the literary structure, sources, and theology of Matthew. Analysis and interpretation of selected portions of the Greek text. Prerequisite: B151 3 credits B652 EXEGESIS OF ROMANS Cousar An interpretation of the Epistle to the Romans, within the framework of Paul's theology. Prerequisite: B151 3 credits B654 EXEGESIS OF HEBREWS Nickle An exegetical study of the letter with emphasis on structure, historical background, and dominant motifs. Prerequisite: B151 3 credits New Testament Based on English Text B561 EPISTLE TO THE EPHESIANS Ormond A study of the English text of the Epistle to the Ephesians in its historical setting with special attention to its continuing relevance in the life of the Church. 2 credits B565 THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Ormond An analysis of the literary structure, purpose, and theology of Acts, to- gether with a consideration of its connection with the Gospel of Luke. 3 credits B566 EPISTLES TO PHILEMON AND THE PHILIPPIANS Ormond Philemon is analyzed as a model of the Pauline letter-form and used as a guide in the study of the Epistle to the Philippians. 2 credits B567 THE CORINTHIAN CORRESPONDENCE Philips A presentation of the historical background, cultural data and principal personalities involved in the Corinthian letters. The relation between the Corinthian church and contemporary Christianity will be dealt with as a major emphasis. Prerequisite: B151 2 credits 24 B569 GENERAL EPISTLES Ormond A study of the English text of the Epistles of James, I, II Peter and Jude in their historical setting and present relevance. 2 credits B662 GOSPEL OF LUKE Ormond A study of the English text of the Gospel according to Luke emphasizing the structure, content and message of the book. Attention is given to Luke as historian and theologian. Prerequisite: B152 3 credits B668 THE PARABLES OF JESUS Newsome An investigation of Jesus' use of the parable as a medium of communi- cation, with special attention to the significance which selected indi- vidual parables had for Jesus himself and for the New Testament church which preserved and recorded them. Emphasis will also be placed upon their contemporary meanings and upon their use as a tool in preaching. Prerequisite: B152 3 credits Biblical Theology B671 OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY Dewitz A study of the literature and traditions of the Old Testament, based on W. Eichrodt, Theology of the Old Testament. Prerequisite: B241 2 credits B672 ROLE OF THE AFTERLIFE IN THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT ISRAEL Dewitz This course is a theological pursuit of the ways in which the thought of the hereafter is developed in the Old Testament, leading to the New Testament doctrine of the resurrection of the body. Prerequisite: B241 2 credits B673 HISTORY AND THEOLOGY OF THE EXILE Newsome A survey of the political, military, and socio-economic history of the Jewish people from the Fall of Jerusalem to the Judean Restoration. Special attention will be given to the literature produced by prophetic and priestly figures and upon the manner in which the events of this period impacted upon Israel's relationship to God. Prerequisite: B241 3 credits B676 THEMES IN PAULINE THEOLOGY Cousar or Nickle Selected themes in the theology of Paul will be investigated in depth. The course will be structured as a seminar with student opportunity for en- gaging the rest of the class in a vigorous learning experience. Prerequisite: B151 3 credits 25 Independent Studies The following courses provide an opportunity to engage in individual- ized work on various problems in the Biblical area under the supervision of an instructor. B692 EXEGETICAL RESEARCH IN OLD TESTAMENT Dewitz or Gailey Any term Up to 4 credits B693 RESEARCH IN OLD TESTAMENT CRITICISM OR THEOLOGY Dewitz or Gailey Any term Up to 4 credits B695 EXEGETICAL RESEARCH IN NEW TESTAMENT Cousar or Nickle Any term Up to 4 credits B696 RESEARCH IN NEW TESTAMENT CRITICISM OR THEOLOGY Cousar, Nickle or Ormond Any term Up to 4 credits HISTORICAL-DOCTRINAL AREA FACULTY: Frederick O. Bonkovsky, T. Erskine Clarke, Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez, Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr. (Chairperson), C. Benton Kline Required Courses for M.Div. and D.Min (in-sequence) HD111 THE CHURCH THROUGH THE REFORMATION PERIOD Gonzalez An introduction to the history of the Church, including its doctrine, structure, and interaction with the surrounding culture. The period from the close of the New Testament times through the seventeenth century will be studied. Fall 5 credits HD171 CONTEXT OF MINISTRY Bonkovsky A study of the values, systems and structures which form the context for ministry in the United States today to provide insights and skills for contemporary Christian witness. Prerequisite: Pill Winter 2 credits HD112 THE MODERN CHURCH Gonzalez A continuation of HD111. Covers the period from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the present, excluding the history of the Church in the United States. Spring 2 credits 26 HD113 HISTORY OF THE CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES Kline and Clarke An introduction to the history of the life and thought of the churches in the United States, the course is designed to enable students to bring an historical understanding of the crises they will face in the ministry, and to come to an awareness of the relationship of religion and culture in American life. Spring 2 credits HD231-232 REFORMED THEOLOGY Guthrie and Kline A study of the doctrines of Reformed theology based on Calvin's Insti- tutes, the confessional writings of the Reformed tradition and the works of various contemporary Reformed theologians in conversation with other theological traditions and in the context of the ecumenical faith shared by all Christians. Prerequisites: HD111, HD112 Fall 4 credits Spring 2 credits HD271 CHRISTIAN ETHICS Bonkovsky A study of the Biblical, theological and philosophical foundations of Christian ethics for guidance in Christian decision-making. Prerequisite: HD171 Spring '. 3 credits HD331 (431") CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY Guthrie, Kline, Gonzalez A study of the efforts to express the truth of the Christian faith in the context of the thought forms and issues of contemporary life in the church and the world. Spring 3 credits Elective Courses Historical Studies HD511 HISTORY OF THE DEVOTIONAL TRADITION OF THE CHURCH Gonzalez A consideration of the classic literature from various movements within the church's history that have stressed the devotional life, including forms of monasticism, certain of the mystics, and later authors from both Protestant and Roman Catholic circles. 2 credits HD513 STUDIES ON MYSTICISM IN THE WESTERN CHURCH Gonzalez A study of some of the major literature of mysticism from the medieval and reformation periods of the Western Church. In addition, a general survey of the history of Western mysticism and its place in the Church will be included. Prerequisite: HD111 3 credits 27 HD610 NORTH AFRICAN THEOLOGY, A.D. 150-550 Gonzalez A seminar in which we will study the writings of the major theologians of this early Western form of Christian thought. Study will focus on Tertullian, Cyprian, Augustine, and the controversies after Augustine We will consider the social and political context of the church in North Africa as well as the theological content of the material. Prerequisite: HD111 3 credits HD525 ISSUES IN AMERICAN CULTURE Clarke and Huie A study of critical cultural issues with special emphasis on technology and its influences on contemporary American life. 2 credits HD529 THE CHURCH AND WOMEN Gonzalez A seminar in which we will study the place women have held in the Church throughout its history, and the attitude of the Church toward women. We will also discuss the present situation of women in the Church and view theologically the questions that are being raised by and about women. 3 credits HD620 A HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, U.S. Clarke A study of the ways Presbyterians in the South have developed in rela- tion to a changing society. Special attention will be given to develop- ments in theology, social concerns, and institutional structures. Prerequisite: HD113 3 credits HD621 THE CITY IN AMERICAN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT Clarke A study of the changing and recurring interpretations of the city in American religious thought. Beginning with the Puritans and moving through evangelicals and social reforms to Harvey Cox and his critics, we will explore how various images of the city have influenced American Christians. Prerequisite: HD113 3 credits HD622 RELIGION IN THE SOUTH Clarke A study of the religious heritage of the South. Special attention will be given to the role of slavery and race in developing a southern religious tradition. Prerequisite: HD113 3 credits Doctrinal Studies HD530 INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY Guthrie A course for beginning students to introduce them to the nature and task of systematic theology, its language, structure, and relation to other disciplines. 2 credits 28 HD536 THE THEOLOGY OF JONATHAN EDWARDS Kline A study of major themes in the theology and preaching of Edwards. 3 credits HD633 THE THEOLOGIES OF SCHLEIERMACHER AND KIERKEGAARD Gonzalez A lecture course in which we will study the thought of these two major 19th century theologians. Special attention will be given to comparing the structure of their theologies and to their influence on 20th century thought. Prerequisites: HD111-112 3 credits HD634 THE THEOLOGY OF KARL BARTH Guthrie A seminar which studies intensively a section of the Ghurch Dogmatics. Prerequisites: HD231-232 2 credits HD637 THE THEOLOGY OF PAUL TILLICH Kline A study of one or more sections of Systematic Theology in the context of classical Christian theology and contemporary theological thought. Prerequisites: HD231-232 or permission of the instructor. 3 credits HD639 THE CHRISTOLOGY OF JURGEN MOLTMANN Guthrie A seminar dealing with Moltmann's understanding of the death and res- urrection of Christ. Prerequisites: HD231-232 2 credits Professors Bonkovsky and Keith with Dick Dodds 29 HD543 THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Guthrie A study of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in classical and contemporary theology to discover the place of the Spirit in the church's life today. 2 credits HD546 THEOLOGY OF LITURGY Gonzalez A lecture and discussion course on the doctrinal significance of liturgical practice: the liturgical year, the sacraments, parts of worship, etc. Spec- ial attention will be given to the interpretation of Biblical texts within the liturgical setting in which they are to be employed. 3 credits HD644 PREACHING AT THE OCCASION OF THE SACRAMENTS Gonzalez A seminar-workshop which will be concerned with the relationship of preaching and the sacraments. Particular attention will be given to the hermeneutical significance of the sacraments in Biblical interpretation, as well as to the theological significance of preaching on sacramental occasions. 4 credits HD647 LIBERATION THEOLOGY Guthrie A study of various theologies written from the perspective of people who are oppressed and excluded. Special attention is given to theologies coming from the "third world" and from blacks. Prerequisites: HD231-232 2 credits HD649 CONFESSIONAL LITERATURE OF THE REFORMED CHURCHES Guthrie A seminar making a comparative study of the Reformed Confessions of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and twentieth centuries. Prerequisites: HD231-232 4 credits Philosophical Studies HD551 PHILOSOPHICAL INTRODUCTION Kline A study of philosophical questions, terminology, and systems as thev relate to the theological formulations of the church. 2 credits HD554 THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION Kline A study of classical and contemporary explorations of the nature of re- ligion, religious knowledge, the existence and nature of God, and the relation of God to the world. Prerequisite: A basic course in philosophy 3 credits HD652 THEOLOGY AND LANGUAGE Kline An exploration of the nature of religious language and problems of theological expression. Prerequisites: HD231-232 2 or 4 credits 30 HD655 PROCESS PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY Kline A study of the impact of Whitehead, Hartshorne, and evolutionary thought on contemporary theological formulation. Prerequisite: A course in modern philosophy or permission of instructor 3 credits Mission and Ecumenics HD561 SEMINAR ON INTERNATIONAL MISSION A seminar covering motives, methods, and issues in international mis- sions, at home and overseas. 2 credits HD664 CONTEMPORARY ROMAN CATHOLIC THEOLOGY Gonzalez A view of recent developments in Roman Catholic theology based par- ticularly upon the documents of the Second Vatican Council and the writings of Karl Rahner. Prerequisites: HD111-112 4 credits Ethics and Society HD576 BIBLICAL ETHICS Bonkovsky In whatever activities persons are involved, public or private (e.g. re- ligion, politics, marriage, sex, economics, war), the commands of God reach us. A study of Biblical Ethics thus centers on the authority they bring to our lives and the directions in which we are led. Prerequisites: Previous work in Bible and in Ethics 3 credits HD671 ETHICS AND PARISH LIFE Bonkovsky Numerous ethical questions arise in the contemporary parish. This course focuses on several major issues and on the ways in which the Christian community does ethics and ministry. Prerequisite: Previous work in Ethics 3 credits HD672 ETHICS AND INTERNATIONAL POLICY Bonkovsky Consideration of the ways in which nations and other international ac- tors, such as churches and multi-national corporations, act, with special attention to the values which do and may influence behavior. Prerequisite: Previous work in Ethics 3 credits HD673 ETHICAL ISSUES IN CIVIL SOCIETY Bonkovsky Utilization of Biblical, theoretical, and empirical data in consideration of several important issues, such as economics, money, obligations, amnesty, censorship, and pornography. Prerequisite: Previous work in Ethics 3 credits HD674 BIO-MEDICAL AND SEXUAL ETHICS Bonkovsky Christian teaching is brought to bear on certain selected issues, such as abortion, genetic manipulation, death policy, and the sexual revolution. Prerequisite: Previous work in Ethics. 3 credits 31 HD675 ETHICS AND URBAN LIFE Bonkovsky Consideration of ethical issues in the history and current life of Ameri- can cities, especially Atlanta, Georgia. A central, organizing theme is the relation of sub-sections of the city to the interests of the broader urban community. Prerequisite: Previous work in Ethics and permission of the instructor HD677 ANALYSIS FOR COMMUNITY MINISTRY Bonkovsky Designed for D.Min. (in-ministry) and other advanced students, this course concerns itself with the on-going interests of the students. Par- ticular attention is paid to the theological and empirical methodology involved in church and community and theology and society. Prerequisite: Previous work in Ethics 3 credits HD678 ETHICAL THINKERS Bonkovsky A study of the writings of several recent ethicists with special attention to their methods and sources in "doing ethics." Thinkers may include Bonhoeffer, Brunner, Frankena, Gustafson, Haering, H. R. Niebuhr, and Ramsey. Prerequisite: Previous work in Ethics 3 credits INDEPENDENT STUDIES The following courses provide an opportunity to engage in individual- ized work on various topics in the Historical-Doctrinal Area under the supervision of an instructor. HD691 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN HISTORY Any term Clarke, Gonzalez Up to 4 credits HD693 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN THEOLOGY Any term Guthrie, Kline Up to 4 credits HD695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHILOSOPHY Any term Kline Up to 4 credits HD696 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MISSION AND ECUMENICS Gonzalez Any term Up to 4 credits HD697 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ETHICS Any term Bonkovsky Up to 4 credits 32 PASTORAL AREA FACULTY: Wade P. Huie, Jr., Oscar J. Husse! (chairperson), Jasper N. Keith, Thomas H. McDill, Theron S. Nease, Hubert V. Taylor. Required Courses for M.Div. and D.Min. (in-sequence) Pill BECOMING A MINISTER TO PERSONS Staff This course seeks to enable students to grow in their understanding of persons and the nature of ministry. It provides a foundation for other disciplines within the pastoral field. Topics considered are: the church's ministry, personal development, and community life. Fall 3 credits P121 THE MINISTRY OF TEACHING Hussel An introduction to the teaching ministry of the church, including the philosophy and structure of Christian education, and the place of edu- cational work in the life of the congregation. Attention will be given to the involvement of the pastor in education and the development of an educational style of ministry. Prerequisite: Pill Spring 3 credits P141 THE MINISTRY OF WORSHIP WITH PREACHING Huie, Taylor A study of the ministry of public worship in Its traditional and contem- porary expressions with special concern for preaching as it relates to the Biblical text, the congregation, and the preacher. Prerequisite: Pill Spring 3 credits P231 THE MINISTRY OF PASTORAL CARE McDill Anticipating a ministry to persons in normal and abnormal situations, including gross crises, students will be exposed to persons in extreme situations. Psychodynamic and theological investigations will accompany the discussion of verbatim material reported. Each student is required to take SM211 in conjunction with this course. Prerequisite: Pill Fall or Spring 2 credits P221* PLANNING THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE CONGREGATION Hussel Beginning with the intentional nature of education, general models of planning will be examined and applied for education locally. Diversity of congregations, analysis of leadership needs, choosing curriculum, support of teachers and evaluation in terms of the mission of the church will be given special attention. Prerequisite: P121 2 credits 33 P241* PRACTICUM IN WORSHIP AND PREACHING Huie, Taylor Students prepare worship services in detail and develop as communica- tors of the Gospel with the help of video and by preaching in a local church before a group of lay people, peers, and the professor. Prerequisite: P141 Fall and Spring 2 credits *Students are required to take at least one of these two courses during the B component and may take the other as an elective. P31 1(411) CHURCH STRUCTURES Hussel and Staff Through study of polity, of the social context and shape of religion, of denominational and congregational organization, the students will be- gin to comprehend the church both as an institution and as an agent for mission, and begin to identify their participation in it. Fall 3 credits P451 PREACHING AND CONGREGATION Huie or Ormond A laboratory course where intern students work together in the prepara- tion and evaluation of sermons. Special attention is given to the setting in which the preaching takes place. Required only of D component students during the intern year. Spring 2 credits P482 CHURCH ADMINISTRATION Hussel Beginning with an analysis of personal administrative style, skills in management, such as planning, problem-solving, organizing and evalua- ting, are developed and organizational development principles will be identified and implemented. Readings will be applied to intern work. Required only of D component students during the intern year. Fall 2 credits 34 Elective Courses General P513 PERSONS AND MINISTRY Nease The issues of adulthood, vocation, parenting, and aging are studied as these relate to ministry. The course builds on the foundation provided by Pill and seeks to deepen understanding of ministry to persons in their development. Prerequisite: Pill 2 credits P612 PREACHING AND PASTORAL CONCERNS Hule, Nease A seminar-laboratory to study pastoral situations such as guilt, conflict, anxiety, grief, success, parenthood, old age, etc. as a background for the preparation of written sermons which address people in these sit- uations. Prerequisites: P111, P141 3 credits Christian Education P522 BECOMING A SKILLED TEACHER Hussel A workshop approach to learning such teacher skills as writing lesson goals, developing a lesson plan — including activities and resources selec- tion — classroom control and evaluation procedures. 2 credits P527 ADULT EDUCATION IN THE CONGREGATION Hussel A study of the adult and of adult education for participation in the life and mission of the church and for the Christian life. Prerequisites: Pill, P121 3 credits P621 IMPROVING TEACHER AND LEADER EFFECTIVENESS Hussel The focus is on increasing the effectiveness of teaching in the congrega- tion. The pastor's role in teacher and leader training, recruitment of leaders, personal teaching skills development, evaluation of leader and teacher development programs will be considered. A major ingredient of the course is an INSTROTEACH workshop. Prerequisite: P121 3 credits P623 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND THE CHILD Hussel An exploration of the developmental needs of the growing child, the place of the child in the congregation and its life, and the principles of elementary curriculum organization, with observation and experience in childhood and intergenerational teaching situations. Prerequisites: P111, P121 3 credits 35 P625 YOUTH MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH Hussel A seminar on the sociological and psychological basis for ministry with youth and on the design of youth programs, including leadership and educational resources. Prerequisites: Pill, P121 2 or 3 credits Pastoral Care and Counseling P534 PASTORAL CARE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE Nease This course focuses on current developments and issues in marriage and family life as these relate to ministry. Various types of ministry to marriage and family life will be explored. Particular attention will be given to a theological understanding of marriage and family life. Prerequisite: Pill 2 or 3 credits P631 RESEARCH IN PASTORAL CARE McDill This course will examine research projects that have been conducted in various disciplines, with special reference to the methodology employed and their relevance for pastoral care. Requirements include seminar presentations of research projects and a term paper that seeks to deal with the role of research in pastoral care. Primarily for graduate students in the field. 3 credits P632 RESEARCH IN PASTORAL COUNSELING McDill The student will be expected to examine the literature in the field of pastoral counseling and will spend some time on problems of research in case studies. Primarily for graduate students in the field. 3 credits P633 RESEARCH IN PASTORAL PSYCHOLOGY McDill This is a course of directed study in the science of man with special emphasis on psychological theories of personality. The work will be patterned to meet the needs of graduate students pursuing major studies in this field. 3 credits P635 THEOLOGY AND PASTORAL CARE Nease This course seeks to understand basic theological issues as they are demonstrated in actual pastoral care situations. The design of the study is to begin to relate theological understanding to pastoral functioning. Students will be asked to present for discussion pastoral situations emerging from their experience. Prerequisites: P111, P231 2 or 3 credits 36 P636 REFORMED THEOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY McDill Various psychological theories of personality development are examined from a pastoral theological perspective. A critical evaluation from a Reformed theological viewpoint is expected from the students. Prerequisite: Permission of the professor. 3 credits P637 THEOLOGY OF HUMAN PERSONALITY McDill The discussions and research of this course wil be devoted to a con- sideration of the sciences of personality and a theological interpretation of these sciences. This study is designed to give the student a compre- hension of the psychodynamics of personality from both a scientific and a theological understanding in order to equip him/her for a more ef- fective ministry as a theologian, pastor, and preacher. Prerequisites: Pill, P231 3 credits P638 GRADUATE COUNSELING PRACTICUM Staff Graduate students in the pastoral counseling program are admitted to one of the several local pastoral counseling centers to work with per- sons in trouble, referred primarily by pastors, under careful supervision. For the completion of the graduate degree in pastoral counseling, it is expected that a student will have sufficient supervision, in addition to other requirements, to qualify for membership in the American Associa- tion of Pastoral Counseling, Inc. Limited to students in either the Th.M. in Pastoral Counseling or the S.T.D. in Pastoral Counseling Programs. Prequisite: Oral examination by an interdisciplinary group of pas- tors, theological professors, psychiatrists, and supervisors. This group meets once each term. non-credit (except for S.T.D. students) P639 GROUP DYNAMICS AND PASTORAL COUNSELING McDill and Nease This seminar includes specialized instruction in the field of group pro- cesses and dynamics, plus individual care and staff participation. This four-quarter sequence involves intensive study in various problems of modern urban living. In addition to seminar discussion, observations of individual and group counseling, it is expected that each student will, under supervision, function as a group counselor. Prerequisite: An intern year in clinical pastoral education. Limit: 4 3 credits Worship P544 THE HYMNS OF THE CHURCH Taylor To enable the pastor to plan intelligent use of the Church's musical heri- tage through an understanding of its historical development and effec- tive practice. Attention is given to both texts and tunes of hymns as well as to some of the choral and instrumental masterworks these have in- spired. 2 credits 37 P641 SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICES Huie A seminar-laboratory course in which we seek to understand the mean- ing of special occasions for worship such as baptism, communion, fu- nerals, weddings, etc., and learn creative and effective ways of leading them. Prerequisite: P141 3 or 4 credits P648 REVITALIZING WORSHIP IN THE CONGREGATION Taylor The principles and practices that lead to renewal and meaningful Christian worship are explored in an effort to develop both creative and critical approaches in the pastorate. Prerequisite: P141 4 credits Preaching P652 VARIETY IN PREACHING Huie A laboratory course in the approach to and preparation of a variety of types of sermons such as communion, funeral, doctrinal, evangelistic, biographical, multi-media. Prerequisite: P141 2 or 3 credits P653 STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF PREACHING A study of highlights in the history and development of preaching from the Old Testament to the present, observing its form, themes, and place in the life of the Church. Prerequisite: P141 2 or 3 credits P655 CONTEMPORARY PREACHING Huie A seminar that focuses on issues in contemporary preaching and on the messages and methods of selected contemporary preachers. Class ses- sions include presentations by a variety of local ministers. Prerequisite: P141 3 credits Communication P560 THE MINISTER AS A SPEAKER Taylor A study of the principles of healthy and effective vocal expression and the application of these to speech in pulpit, committee meeting, and conference. 3 credits P662 STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION THEORY AND PREACHING Taylor To investigate the relationship of rhetorical theory to preaching through the works of such representative theorists as Aristotle, Augustine, George Campbell and Kenneth Burke. Prerequisite: P141 and permission of the instructor 4 credits 38 P663 GOOD NEWS NOW: CULTURE, THE GOSPEL AND ITS COMMUNICATION TODAY Taylor A seminar to view and analyze video tapes of contemporary services with preaching and to tape in color and evaluate portions of sermons by class members. 3 credits Evangelism P571 EVANGELISM This course studies the theological basis for evangelism, a comprehen- sive program for commitment, and ways to enable the laity to support the outreach of the Church. 2 credits P572 A PASTOR'S PROGRAM OF EVANGELISM Dodds The course seeks to explore the meaning, the message, the motive and the methods of evangelism. A special emphasis is placed on the pastor's role in enabling the people of his parish to develop a viable program of outreach and witness. 2 credits Church Administration P681 ADMINISTRATION IN THE CHURCH A course to develop an understanding of administration as the process of working with persons, both individually and in groups, to aid the church in its task and mission. 2 credits Independent Studies The following courses are designed for students who are interested in further study beyond the regular course offerings in the Pastoral Area. Permission of the instructor is required. P691 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN MINISTRY Any term Keith Up to 4 credits P692 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Hussel Any term Up to 4 credits P693 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PASTORAL THEOLOGY AND COUNSELING Any term P694 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN WORSHIP Any term P695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PREACHING Any term McDill or Nease Up to 4 credits Huie or Taylor Up to 4 credits Huie or Taylor Up to 4 credits 39 P696 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPEECH AND COMMUNICATIONS Taylor Any term Up to 4 credits P697 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EVANGELISM Any term Up to 4 credits P698 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN POLITY AND CHURCH ADMINISTRATION Hussel Any term Up to 4 credits INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES Required Courses for M.Div. and D. Min. (in-sequence) 1311 THE MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH Staff This course considers the mission of the church in the contemporary world and the relation of the ordained minister to the local congregation, presytery, and ecumenical church. Special attention is given to evan- gelism, national and international missions, the relation between clergy and laity, and the place of the church in the civil community. Required of all M.Div. students. Spring 5 credits I402 EVALUATION AND PROJECTION OF MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT Keith, Hussel At the conclusion of the intern year, D.Min. (in-sequence) students are given an opportunity to evaluate their development in ministry. Two major tasks in this evaluation involve the writing of a paper on the under- standing of ministry and the beginning of a doctoral project proposal. Summer 2 credits 1411-412-413 DOCTORAL PROJECT SEMINAR Hussel This seminar for D.Min. (in-sequence) candidates includes development of a project proposal and securing of a project committee, completion of the theory of ministry paper, and research and writing of the dissertation. As necessary, research methods and dissertation format are included. Prerequisites: SM41 1-41 2-41 3-41 4 Fall 2 credits Winter 4 credits Spring 2 credits 1414 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN MINISTRY Staff This seminar for D.Min. (in-sequence) candidates focuses on a final assessment for ministry and includes consideration of evangelism, na- tional .and international missions, the relation between clergy and laity, and the place of the church in the civil community. 3 credits 40 Elective Courses 1601 FROM TEXT TO SERMON Huie and Ormond A laboratory course using one particular book of the Bible where stu- dents work from particular texts to completed sermons. Prerequisite: P141 3 credits SUPERVISED MINISTRY Required Courses for M.Div. and D. Min. (in-sequence) SM210 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: PARISH This educational program is designed to provide experiential, relational, inductive learning in the practice of ministry in, to, with, and through the church under the supervision of an experienced Minister of the Word. Supervising pastors and teaching congregations are chosen on the basis of their commitment to participate in the professional education of the ministry as well as the opportunities for learning afforded by their setting and context for ministry. The student is expected to be involved in broad dimension of ministry including preaching, program, adminis- tration, and pastoral care. Supervisors and placements are approved by the Director of Supervised Ministry and the First Professional Degree Committee. Summer 6 credits SM211 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: HOSPITAL This course, taken in conjunction with P231 during the B Component includes an intensive involvement in ministry to persons in a clinical setting together with seminars to reflect on the nature of that involve- ment. Supervision and placement are provided through accredited CPE Centers in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Fall or Spring 3 credits SM311 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: URBAN This course, taken during the C Component, involves supervised work in an urban agency, with appropriate reading and reflection seminars. Supervision and placements are arranged through the Urban Training Organization of Atlanta. Fall or Spring 2 credits SM41 1-41 2-41 3-41 4 SUPERVISED MINISTRY: INTERN YEAR A twelve-month period of supervised ministry in a setting consistent with the student's vocational goals and approved by the Director of Supervised Ministry is required of all candidates for the D.Min. (in- sequence) degree. The essential purpose of this internship is minister- formation under competent supervision. Supervisors and contexts of learning are chosen on the basis of commitments to and opportunities for a student's learning the work of ministry. An additional academic component is also required. It is further expected that the Biblical, his- 41 torical-doctrinal, and pastoral concepts of ministry will be integrated with the practice of ministry engaged in during the internship. Twelve-month period 20 credits Elective Courses SM610 CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION Columbia Theological Seminary is a member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. A student may participate in a unit of Basic CPE in those institutions accredited by ACPE. Placements are coordinated by the Director of Supervised Ministry. Any term, usually Summer 6 credits SM61 1-61 2-61 3-61 4 CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION: INTERNSHIP Students may participate in units of Advanced CPE in institutions ac- credited by ACPE. Placements are coordinated by the Director of Super- vised Ministry. Twelve-month period 20 credits (non-credit for Th.M. students) SM615 SUPERVISED URBAN CLINICAL Through the Urban Training Organization of Atlanta, students negotiate work placements and serve under both field supervisors and supervisors from the staff of UTOA. Learning contracts with UTOA are coordinated through the Director of Supervised Ministry. Any term, usually Summer 6 credits SM61 6-61 7-61 8-61 9 SUPERVISED URBAN INTERN YEAR An intern year negotiated with the Urban Training Organization of Atlanta may be coordinated through the Director of Supervised Ministry. Twelve-month period 20 credits S.T.D. AND D.MIN. (IN-MINISTRY) COURSES The S.T.D. and D.Min. (in-ministry) programs consist of advanced courses provided by participating schools in the Atlanta Theological Association. The 600 level courses in this catalog, together with advanced courses at the Candler School of Theology and the Interdenominational Theo- logical Center, are open to students in these programs. The following list includes other courses specifically developed for the S.T.D. and D.Min. (in-ministry) programs. ATA401 SEMINAR ON MINISTRY Basic seminar on ministry theory and career analysis required of all D.Min. (in-ministry) students 6 credits ATA462 THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN PASTORAL COUNSELING Modern history of pastoral counseling, its roots in theology, psycho- analysis, existential and humanistic psychology. 3 credits 42 ATA471 SEMINAR IN PERSONALITY THEORY Contemporary personality theories are reviewed to assess their rele- vancies for pastoral counseling. First term of S.T.D. in Pastoral Counseling Core Seminar. 3 credits ATA473 DIAGNOSIS AND CHANGE The process of evaluation and change are considered from both pastoral and psychological perspectives. Second term of S.T.D. in Pastoral Coun- seling Core Seminar. 3 credits ATA475 PASTORAL THEOLOGICAL METHOD Seeks to develop a pastoral theology consistent with both systematic theology and pastoral practice. Third term of S.T.D. in Pastoral Counsel- ing Core Seminar. 3 credits ATA477 SEMINAR ON PASTORAL SUPERVISION Provides doctoral students in pastoral counseling and general ministry experience of pastoral supervision under supervision. Acquaints the student with the expanding literature on supervision from a variety of disciplines. 3 credits ATA485 COUNSELING PRACTICUM In each term the student engages in from two to four hours of coun- seling per week under supervision. Assigned readings and appropriate didactic materials are included. (Students will register for ATA485a, ATA485b, ATA485c, and ATA485d for a total of 24 quarter hours or 18 semester credits). ATA 489 DIRECTED STUDY For D.Min. and S.T.D. use. ATA490 S.T.D. DOCTORAL PROJECT SEMINAR ATA492 S.T.D. DOCTORAL PROJECT SEMINAR ATA494 S.T.D. DOCTORAL PROJECT SEMINAR Credit as assigned 4 credits 4 credits 4 credits ATA496 DOCTORAL PROJECT For D.Min. use. In cases where the project so registered extends over several terms, the student enrolls successively in ATA496a, ATA496b, and ATA496c. up to 6 credits 43 ATA497 S.T.D. DOCTORAL PROJECT SEMINAR 6 credits ATA498 LIBRARY USE No credit ATA499 DOCTORAL PROJECT SUPERVISION For S.T.D. and D.Min. (in-ministry) students who have previously regis- tered for the maximum number of credit hours allowed for the doctoral project. No credit Stuart Wilson, Lisa Bibby and Ford King in front of Simons-Law Lynn Johnson and Peter Roest Cliff McLeod and Deck Guess John Hall and Phil Williams 44 ACADEMIC NOTES SCHEDULE In September 1977 Columbia began to operate on the semester system. The academic year is composed of two long semesters of fourteen weeks and a short January term of four weeks. During the summer the seminary offers a full program of supervised ministry, an eight-week course in beginning Greek, and a four-week summer session designed for graduate students and ministers interested in continuing education. The sequential nature of the curriculum for first degree students makes it essential that they begin their work only with the summer course in beginning Greek or with the fall term. INTRODUCTORY TERM An orientation program is required of all entering students during the days preceding the regular opening of the seminary in the fall. It offers an opportunity for new students to get acquainted with one another and with student body leaders and members of the faculty. Tests are ad- ministered to help students identify and understand particular strengths and deficiencies of preparation for theological instruction. This program is without extra expense to the students, except for a charge for board and housing. Returning students are also required to participate in the introduc- tory term, including a de-briefing of the summer supervised ministry or intern program, a discussion of procedures for receiving a call to a congregation, presbytery relationships, and the like. CREDIT VALUATION AND COURSE LOAD While the educational progress of the student cannot be ultimately measured by the number of credits earned, a system of course valuation is necessary to assure balance in the curriculum. Columbia estimates a semester credit as approximately 42 to 45 working hours, except for cer- tain supervised ministry and clinical programs whose work investment is determined by the contract for the particular course. The satisfactory completion of a course, however, is determined not by time invested but goals and objectives achieved. Each student is urged to consult with his or her faculty adviser before registering for courses. The maximum number of credits a student in the basic degree program may take in the fourteen week terms is 16, unless he or she has a B average in which case he or she may take no more than 17. In the four-week January term a student may register for no more than four credits. The M.Div. degree normally requires three full academic years in residence, plus a summer term for SM210. The D.Min. (in-sequence) degree normally requires three full academic years in residence, a sum- mer term for SM210, and a twelve month internship in a ministry setting. 45 GRADING At the close of each term grades are given according to the following system. A grade report is sent to each student and his or her presbytery. For A, B, C, and E component students, special and M.T.S. students: A excellent, 3 quality points per credit B-f- very good, 2.5 quality points per credit B good, 2 quality points per credit C+ average, 1.5 quality points per credit C satisfactory, 1 quality point per credit D+ unsatisfactory, 0.5 quality points per credit D inferior, quality points per credit E conditioned, quality points per credit F failure, minus 1 quality point per credit C and E component students during their final component may choose to take up to six elective credits for H/S/U, with the permission of the instructor, if permission is granted at the beginning of the term. For D component students: H honors for work of exceptionally distinguished quality S satisfactory, for work which represents sufficient mas- tery of the content of the course to merit recommen- dation for graduation U unsatisfactory, for work which represents insufficient mastery of the content of the course to merit recom- mendation for graduation For Th.M., S.T.D., and D.Min. (in ministry) students: A excellent, 3 quality points per credit B good, 2 quality points per credit C passing, 1 quality point per credit F failure, minus 1 quality point per credit Any student who fails to make a C average any term except the first places himself/herself on probation for the next term, and if he/she fails to bring his/her average up during that term, he/she will be dropped as a student. In the event the student's overall average is C or better, he/she will be permitted to remain as a student for another term on probation. A U may be remedied by (1) further work on the course, (2) re- peating the course, (3) taking an elective course relating to the area of deficiency. A U given for unexcused late work shall normally require additional work. Any student whose work is unsatisfactory will be placed on probation, and if he/she fails to show improvement in the next term he/she will be dropped as a student. Two temporary notations may be given in certain cases. "In-Progress" (IP) is used for courses which by design stretch for more than one term. "Incomplete" (Inc) is used for late work when a written excuse has been approved by the Professor and the Dean of Students. Further provisions for the "Incomplete" can be found in the Digest of Rules and Regula- tions. Neither temporary notation carries credit. 46 GRADUATION HONORS M.Div. degree students who have earned at least a 2.60 grade point average on course work will, with the approval of the faculty, be awarded the degree "with distinction." ATTENDANCE Each professor has the responsibility of setting attendance require- ments for classes according to the nature of the course. All professors make known their requirements on the first day of class and notify the Dean of Students when, in their judgment, any student fails to meet these requirements. SENIOR WORSHIP Graduating students in the C and E components are required to lead worship and preach for the community ordinarily on Tuesday evenings. The experience is evaluated by a group of students and faculty. Students in the A component give written response to a required number of ser- vices as preparation for their work in P141. FLEXIBILITY Students who have strong backgrounds in certain particular fields of the curriculum, or who demonstrate unusual proficiency in their work, are given opportunities for special placement or for independent work. Requests for flexibility in a student's program should be made to the Dean of Academic Affairs. Two opportunities for flexibility are available. 1. Students may be permitted advanced placement in the A and B components if they can satisfactorily demonstrate that they have already achieved the objectives of a given course. This means that they may be exempt from the course and permitted to take an advanced course in the area. 2. Academically qualified students may be permitted to engage in independent study as a route to the establishment of competence in a required course. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH Students are encouraged to design and pursue their own program of independent research as a part of the elective offerings. Contracts may be drawn up with faculty members teaching in the area of the student's interest for reading courses and research projects. The nature and ex- tent of the work projected and completed determine the amount of credit given. Such courses provide students the opportunity to investi- gate areas of specialized interest in which no regular electives are offered. 47 MASTER OF DIVINITY AND DOCTOR A COMPONENT Summer B021 Essentials of Greek Winter non-credit HD171 Context of Ministry — Elective Credits 2 2 Fall B151 HD111 Pill Credits Pauline Literature* 5 Church through Reformation 5 Becoming a Minister 3 Elective 2 15 Spring B152 HD112 HD113 P121 P141 Synoptic Gospels* Modern Church Hist, of Church in U.S. Min. of Teaching Worship with Preaching Credits 5 2 2 3 3_ 15 A reading knowledge of Greek is a prerequisite for A Component courses in the Biblical area. B COMPONENT Summer SM210 Parish Credits Winter Credits 6 B221 Essentials of Hebrew 4 Fall Credits Spring B241 Survey of OT Lit. 3 B231 HD231 Reformed Theology 4 or P231 Ministry of Pastoral Care* 2 B232 SM211 Hospital* 3 HD232 Pastoral Course* 2 HD271 — Electives 3-6 15 P231 SM211 Exegesis of Psalms Exegesis of Isaiah 1-12 Reformed Theology Christian Ethics Ministry of Pastoral Care" Hospital* Pastoral Course* Electives Credits 3 2 3 2 3 2 1-5 T5~ * SM211 and P231 must be taken the same term, either in the fall or spring. One other Pastoral Area course must be chosen from either P221 or P241. 48 3F MINISTRY (IN-SEQUENCE) PROGRAMS For Completion of M.Div. Degree (The C Component comes after completion of A and B Components and Admission to Candi- dacy.) C COMPONENT Fall Credits Spring Credits B371 Pref. to Bib. Theol. 3 HD331 Contemporary Theology 3 P311 Church Structures 3 1311 Ministry of the Church 5 SM311 Urban T** SM311 Urban T** Electives 6-8 14 Electives 4-6 14 Winter Elective Credits 4 ** SM311 is offered in the fall and spring but required of the student only one semester. Electives in the M.Div. program shall include at least 5 credits in each of the three areas of the curriculum, plus 13 undesignated credits. For Completion of D.Min. Degree (The D and E Components come after completion of A and B Components and Admission to Candidacy.) D COMPONENT SM 411-412-413-414 P482 P451 1402 Internship (12 months) Church Administration (Fall) Preaching and Congregation (Spring) Evaluation and Ministry Development (Summer) Credits 20 2 2 2 E COMPONENT Fall B471 Pref. to Bib. Theo P411 Church Structures 1411 Project Seminar — Electives Winter 1412 Project Sem. Credits 3 3 2 6_ 14 Credits 4 Spring HD431 1413 1414 Contemporary Theology Project Seminar Ministry Seminar Electives Credits 3 2 3 6_ 14 Electives in the D.Mip. program shall include at least 5 credits in each of the three areas of the curriculum, plus 9 undesignated credits. 49 ORDINATION EXAMS Students who become candidates for ordination in the Presbyterian Church U.S. are required to take written examinations administered either by the presbytery under which the student is a candidate or the presbytery in which he or she expects to accept a call. The written exams are in the areas of Bible, theology, the sacraments, and Church polity. There is ample opportunity within the regular seminary curriculum to take course work preparatory to the exams. SUMMER GREEK SCHOOL Entering students in the first professional degree program are required to have a reading knowledge of New Testament Greek. For those stu- dents who are not prepared in Greek the seminary offers a non-credit course, B021, during the summer. The course runs for an eight-week period and meets each morning, Monday through Friday, for two hours. Students wishing to transfer the course to another institution where New Testament Greek is accepted for credit can receive six semester credits for the course. Students not having successfully completed two years of Greek in college and who cannot attend the summer course may apply through the Dean of Academic Affairs to take a qualifying exam. Textbooks for Summer Greek School will be the Greek New Testa- ment and Machen's New Testament Creek for Beginners, both of which are available from the Columbia Bookstore at a discount. SUMMER SESSION The Summer Session, a four week period in July and August, is meant to provide usual and unusual educational opportunities, combining the faculty with invited instructors whose special skills are particularly useful to practicing ministers. Purposes • to offer credit courses for D.Min. (in-ministry) students • to provide opportunities for practicing pastors and other ministers to engage in continuing education aimed at further development of professional skills • to assist ministers in assessing their professional skills • to provide laity with opportunities for development of skills needed in their work in church and world • to allow ministers and students to take basic and advanced degree courses • to provide clergy and laity with opportunities to understand the concerns and priorities before the PCUS Most courses will take into account the concerns of practicing pro- fessionals rather than the needs of students preparing for practice of ministry. Discussions, workshops, analysis, projects and learning by ex- ploration will be normative. For further information write to the Director of the Summer Session. GENERAL EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION THE JOHN BULOW CAMPBELL LIBRARY The Library, an integral part of the teaching program, seeks to extend the work of the classroom in breadth and depth, to provide for student and faculty research, and to stimulate reading beyond course require- ments. The collection numbers more than 90,000 volumes: books, bound periodicals, church court records, as well as tapes and cassettes. The library is a well-balanced selection of older and more modern critical works. Reformation sources include the Calvin and Melanchthon sec- tions of the Corpus Reformatorum and the Weimar edition of Luther. ATLANTA THEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION Through the Atlanta Theological Association, Columbia enjoys aca- demic and professsional affiliations with Candler School of Theology, Erskine Theological Seminary, and Interdeminominational Theological Center, and with the Georgia Association for Pastoral Care and the Urban Training Organization of Atlanta. The Association develops and coordinates educational programs and resources of these member insti- tutions, which include approximately 800 students, 85 faculty, and 600,000 volumes. (Students and scholars also have access to the holdings of sixteen libraries in the Atlanta-Athens area which comprise the Uni- versity Center in Georgia.) Among significant and promising cooperative endeavors are, in addition to the Doctor of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Ministry (in-ministry) degree programs, cross registration, sharing of faculty, library and lectureship resources, interseminary courses and ex- perimental programs in various academic disciplines and professional specializations. LECTURES Each year two significant lectureships are sponsored at Columbia. One is the Thomas Smyth Foundation Lectures, begun through a bequest of the Rev. Thomas Smyth, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston, S. C. from 1831 to 1873. Since 1911 distinguished scholars from the United States and abroad have presented lectures on a variety of themes and issues. Recent Smyth Lectures have been Dr. John Bright, Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan, and Dr. Austin C. Lovelace. Another series, the Alumni/ae Lectures, brings to the campus theo- logians and ministers who address the seminary community, graduates, and interested pastors during the annual Columbia Forum. Recent speak- ers have been Dr. Wallace M. Alston, Jr. and Dr. John H. Leith. AWARDS AND PRIZES Through the gifts of alumni and friends of the seminary several prizes and awards have been established to recognize outstanding aca- demic achievements by first professional degree students. The Wilds Book Prize, initially established by Louis T. Wilds of Columbia, South Carolina, provides a cash award to the graduating student selected by the faculty for the highest distinction in his or her academic work over the entire seminary program. 51 The Lyman and Myki Mobley Prize in Biblical Scholarship has been established in memory of Donald Lyman Mobley (CT$, class of 1977) and Myki Powell Mobley (Candler School of Theology, class of 1977). It is given each year to the student or faculty member doing exemplary work in the field of Biblical scholarship as it relates to the worship and work of the Church. The Paul T. Fuhrmann Book Prize in Church History was established in 1962 by an alumnus of the Seminary to honor the late Dr. Paul T. Fuhrmann, former Professor of Church History. The award is made an- nually to the student who has shown the most outstanding achievement in Church History. The Florrie Wilkes Sanders Prize in Theology is given by the family of Florrie Wilkes Sanders of Atlanta, Georgia. It is awarded each year to the student presenting the best paper showing sound theological schol- arship and relevance to the needs of Christian people in the contempo- rary world. Special attention is given to the papers relating theology to the education, professions and avocations of lay people. The Emma Gaillard Boyce Memorial Award is made annually by the Rev. David Boyce, an alumnus of the seminary, in honor of his mother, a devoted music teacher, choir director, church musician and minis- ter's wife. It is awarded to the student writing the best paper on the creative use of music in worship. Two Abdullah Awards are given each year by the Rev. Gabriel Abdullah, an alumnus of the seminary. One is given for the best paper setting forth a plan for the teaching of Bible in the public schools; the second for the best paper designing a program for the development of moral and spiritual values in the public schools. The Indiantown Church Award was established by the family of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Stuckey in their honor to highlight the work of ministry in churches in rural areas. The prize is awarded annually to a student who has done outstanding work in the summer in a rural ministry. GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS The Seminary awards each year one or more fellowships to outstand- ing graduates completing the M.Div. or D.Min. (in-sequence) degree. The purpose of these fellowships is to recognize superior intellectual achievement demonstrated during the course of the regular seminary program and to provide a modest support for graduate work beyond the first professional degree. They must be used toward an accredited doctoral graduate degree program in which the recipient engages in the scholarly pursuit of an academic theological discipline. The Fannie Jordan Bryan Fellowships were established through a generous legacy left to Columbia Theological Seminary by the late Mrs. Fannie Jordan Bryan of Columbia, South Carolina. The Alumni/ae Fellow- ships were initiated by the Senior Class of 1941 and continue to be funded through the operating expense budget of the seminary. The Anna Church Whitner Memorial Fellowships are given periodically from a legacy left to the seminary in 1928 by the late William C. Whitner, of Rock Hill, S.C., in memory of his mother. 52 CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION Clinical pastoral education is a first-hand learning experience under certified supervision which provides theological students and pastors with opportunities for intensive study of pastoral relationships, and which seeks to make clear in understanding and practice the resources, methods, and meanings of the Christian faith as expressed through pas- toral care. Columbia's membership in the Association for Clinical Pas- toral Education means that its students will be given priority of choice in institutions elected, especially those listed within the Southeast Region. RADIO AND TELEVISION On its own campus Columbia has video taping facilities. Video tap- ing is used in a variety of ways in classroom instruction and in preaching practicums. Columbia's facilities also allow limited work in experimen- tation with television production. NATIONAL CAPITAL SEMESTER FOR SEMINARIANS Columbia Seminary is a participating institution in the National Capital Semester for Seminarians, organized by Wesley Theological Semi- nary, Washington, D. C. The program provides an opportunity for seminary students to spend a semester in Washington for study and involvement in the processes of government and the concerns of the churches. The design includes an interaction/reflection seminar, super- vised study, and the opportunity to elect other courses in Washington institutions. For detailed information, see the Dean of Academic Affairs. ALUMNI/AE ASSOCIATION Columbia's alumni/ae hold their annual meeting in late January on the Seminary campus. During the week stimulating presentations on ministry are offered, classes hold yearly reunions, the Alumni/ae Council and officers are elected and retiring professors are honored. CONTINUING EDUCATION In addition to the summer session and special courses in the January term, several workshops and seminars are held each year as continuing education offerings for ministers. These events, ordinarily non-credit, provide opportunities for both academic and professional growth. At any time in the year when space is available ministers can come to the Seminary for independent study. Library facilities can be arranged for research, and consultation with faculty is encouraged. COLUMBIA FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE Columbia Friendship Circle (CFC) is an association of more than 5,000 women throughout the PCUS who assist the Seminary in three ways: by praying for the Seminary and telling its story in their local areas; by encouraging young men and women to consider the ministry and Columbia Seminary; and by providing financial assistance to the Seminary each year by supporting a particular project. During the past several years CFC has raised over $25,000 each year to support such projects as Supervised Ministry and Scholarship Aid for students. 53 STUDENT INFORMATION FINANCIAL INFORMATION The approximate cost for educating each student for a year is $6,000. However, synods' benevolence gifts, gifts from churches, friends, and alumni/ae, and income from endowed funds make possible the following expenses which are charged to students: Tuition Per semester credit $ 60.00 Ten credits or more 600.00 Winter Term of 4 credits 240.00 Summer Language School 320.00 Audit fee per semester credit 30.00 D.Min program fee (payable at the end of the first full term of work) 500.00 Full academic year, excluding summer language school 1440.00 Board Fall or spring term 350.00 Winter term 135.00 Summer Language School 200.00 Full academic year, excluding summer school 835.00 Room Single student, fall or spring term 200.00 Single student, winter term 65.00 Single student, summer language school 120.00 Suite, fall or spring term 280.00 Suite, winter term 90.00 Suite, summer language school 140.00 Apartments and houses, per month 85.00 to 150.00 Full academic year for single student 465.00 excluding summer language school Supervised Ministry Fees SM211, SM311, per semester 50.00 SM210, per summer 250.00 SM411-414, per twelve-month period 1000.00 SM610, SM615, per semester 360.00 Other Fees Diploma 20.00 Thesis binding 6.00 Application 15.00 ST.D. Continuation/Library Use Fee, per year 150.00 All fees are payable on the first day of the term, or during the term by special arrangement only. Fees listed for room and board are subject to change. 54 OTHER EXPENSES Each student is required to have some form of hospitalization insur- ance acceptable to the faculty. Students may purchase the group insur- ance which is normally offered to the student body or they may purchase insurance through other sources. The amount of money needed for books, travel, recreation and inci- dental expenses will vary according to the habits of the student. A book- store is operated on campus and students receive discounts on pur- chases made there. REFUND POLICY During the fall term students withdrawing from seminary before the end of the first week of classes qualify for full credit on tuition fees. Students withdrawing from seminary before the end of the fifth week of classes in the fall or spring terms, or before the end of the first week of classes in the winter term, qualify for one-half credit on tuition fees. No refunds, or credits are made on room charges. HOUSING Unmarried Students Dormitory housing is available for unmarried students. Most of the rooms are for single occupancy, many of them have connecting baths. All rooms are fully furnished with the exception of linens. Laundry facilities are provided. Married Students Without Children Suites of two rooms with private bath are available for married stu- dents without children. These suites are fully furnished with the ex- ception of linens. Laundry facilities are provided. There are no facilities for cooking. Married Students With Children One, two, and three bedroom unfurnished apartments are available for married students with children. The rent for these apartments is from $85 to $150 per month depending on the size of the apartment. Appli- cations for apartments should be made as early as possible following ac- ceptance. All inquiries for housing should be directed to the Business Office. COLUMBIA FELLOWSHIPS Qualified men and women planning to attend seminary or seeking to explore the possibility of entering the ministry may apply for a Columbia Fellowship for study at Columbia Theological Seminary. These fellow- ships are for persons who have shown significant academic and leader- 55 ship abilities during their undergraduate study. The fellowships are for one academic year only. To be eligible applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada. They must have received a bachelor's degree not more than three years prior to the application or have academic standing as a gradu- ating senior. The fellowships will be awarded to persons having high aca- demic achievement and leadership abilities. A personal interview is re- quired. All recipients are required to enroll full-time for one academic year at Columbia Seminary. Up to five awards will be made for full room, board, tuition and fees. If a recipient receives another scholarship an appropriate adjustment will be made in the stipend of the Columbia Fellowship. Application for a Columbia Fellowship is made through the Office of Admissions at Columbia Seminary. Selection is made by the Columbia Seminary faculty on the recommendation of the Selection Committee. Applications must be received no later than March 15. Announcement of the awards will be made on April 15. All those applying for a Columbia Fellowship will automatically be considered for regular admission and financial aid if they are not awarded a Fellowship. THE COLUMBIA BOOKSTORE The Seminary Bookstore, located in the Student Center, provides books, materials, and supplies at a 10% discount for students to begin collecting for their own theological library and for persons working toward advance degrees to continue that process. The Bookstore also serves pastors, laypersons, and churches all over the Southeast. Its inven- tory includes a wide selection of standard and current books in the His- torical-Doctrinal Area, the Pastoral Area, and in Bible and Homelitics, including many commentaries on the Old and New Testament and many on worship and liturgy. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Columbia Seminary offers financial assistance to many students each year. This assistance is available to first professional degree students and is based upon need. Students applying for financial assistance complete a form giving their estimated income and expenses. The estimated expenses are figured according to norms establishd by a Columbia Seminary student-faculty committee. After financial need is calculated, aid is provided in the form of work scholarships and grants. Most students who come to Columbia Seminary without a large indebtedness find that they can complete their Seminary education without crippling financial worries. Financial aid awarded for the 1976-77 academic year ranged from $200 to $2950 depending upon need and family size. Maximum grants 56 were $1800 for single students, $2200 for married students without children, and $2950 for married students with three or more children. Students interested in more detailed information about the financial assistance offered by Columbia Seminary should request from the Dean of Students' Office the "Columbia Theological Seminary Memorandum on Financial Aid/' following acceptance. Veterans Administration Benefits Certification for V. A. benefits is handled through the Office of the Dean of Students. John Stuhl and Professor McDill ^T" ""PJF .L^jfc. P P ~*"*j#" H5r«5 Inside Library 57 STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES Student Co-ordinating Council The Student Co-ordinating Council was established to initiate discus- sion and decisions within the student body, to respond to the needs of the student community, and to co-ordinate student and community ac- tivities. It represents the interests of the entire seminary community, i.e., students on and off campus, families of students, and all members of the seminary community. Society for Missionary Inquiry This society was founded in 1832 and has been an instrument through the years to promote an active interest in missions among the student body and throughout the Church. The society regularly brings outstand- ing speakers before the student body and for years sponsored a Mis- sions Conference at Rock Eagle, Georgia. Through the work of the society a number of students have responded to the challenge of in- ternational missions. Society for Theological Scholarship This society was established for the purpose of encouraging in every student the highest possible scholarship in all departments of instruc- tion. Membership is open to all students and faculty on a voluntary basis. Lectures, informal discussions with visiting lecturers, symposia by mem- ber of the faculty, and other meetings are sponsored in the interest of Christian scholarship. Women of Columbia This organization is for all the women of the Columbia Community. Women students, wives of male students, faculty wives, and other wo- men in the community meet together for study and the sharing of mu- tual concerns and interests. The Women of Columbia sponsor a number of events for the whole community as well as special programs of par- ticular interest to women. Student Supply Preaching Columbia Seminary, through the Office of the Dean of Students, works with Presbyteries and local congregations in making arrange- ments for student supply preaching. Students are generally assigned on a rotating basis to churches that have requested supply ministers. PLEDGE Students entering Columbia Theological Seminary are required by the Seminary's Plan of Government to take the pledge given below. This pledge was first taken by students at Princeton Seminary around 1817 and continues in use today in most Presbyterian Seminaries. The language in many ways is archaic, but it still points to the basic 58 responsibilities of a student. The way in which the pledge is interpreted at Columbia Seminary can be seen by reference to the mimeographed "Digest of Information and Regulations." Deeply impressed with the importance of improving in knowl- edge, piety, and prudence, preparatory to the Gospel Ministry, I solemnly promise, in reliance on Divine grace, that I will faithfully and diligently attend all the assigned instructions of this Seminary, and that I will conscientiously and vigilantly observe all the rules and regulations specified in the Plan of Government, obey all law- ful requisitions, and readily yield to all the wholesome admoni- tions of the President and Professors of the Seminary while I con- tinue a student in it. COMMUNITY WORSHIP The seminary community gathers for worship every day of regular classes to express its thanksgiving for and need of God's grace in the church and in the world. Student Co-ordinating Council 59 ADMINISTRATION J. Davison Philips, Ph.D President Secretary to the President: Peggy M. Rowland Charles B. Cousar, Ph.D Dean of Academic Affairs Secretary: Margaret G. Cogswell James DuPre Newsome, Jr., Ph.D Director of Advanced Studies Secretary: Barbara C. Cheney Jasper N. Keith, B.D Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry Secretary: Ann A. Titshaw T. Erskine Clarke, Th.D Dean of Students Secretary: Betty W. Davis F. Sidney Anderson, Th.M Business Manager and Treasurer Secretary and Financial Officer: Betty M. Cason Bookkeeper: Margaret M. McDonald Receptionist: Betty P. Stringer A. Cecil Moore, Jr., B.D Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Marie Alexander Food Service Manager Carlisle C. Harvard, B.A Bookstore Manager Harold B. Prince, M.A., M.L Professor of Bibliography; Librarian Lillian M. Taylor, Ed.S Director of Library Operations Assistant Librarian: Esther C. H. Hung Library Assistant: Ann M. Taylor Richard A. Dodds, Th.M Director of Seminary Relations Secretary: Mildred G. Berry Secretary: Elizabeth B. Burgess Harry H. Barrow, M.Div Associate Director of Seminary Relations and Director of Admissions Secretary: Rosemary M. Bennett Department of Pastoral Care Administrative Assistant: Marie L. Nickle H. Milton Gardiner, S.T.D Director of Graduate Professional Studies, Atlanta Theological Association Administrative Assistant: Elizabeth A. Jones 60 i *W % F. Sidney Anderson, Th.M. Business Manager and Treasurer Richard A. Dodds, Th.M. Director of Seminary Relations Henry H. Barrow , M.Div Associate Director of Seminary Relations Director of Admissions H. Milton Gardiner, S.T.D. Director. Graduate Professional Studies, A TA Lillian Taylor, Ed.S. Director of Library Operations Cecil Moore, B.D. Superintendent Buildings and Grounds Carlisle C. Harvard, B.A Bookstore Manager Marie A lexander Food Service Manager BOARD OF DIRECTORS J. Erskine Love, Jr Chairman The Rev. John H. Law Vice-Chairman The Rev. F. Sidney Anderson Treasurer The Rev. J. Edward Craig Secretary Peggy M. Rowland Assistant Secretary Term to Expire 1978 Mary Ellen Alexander Long Beach, Mississippi The Rev. J. Edward Craig Orangeburg, South Carolina Dr. Merle W. Fowler Paducah, Kentucky The Rev. Richard T. Harbison Pensacola, Florida The Rev. W. Frank Harrington Atlanta, Georgia Robert E. Lee Pensacola, Florida J. Erskine Love, Jr Atlanta, Georgia W. Tom Neal Brewton, Alabama Edward P. Perrin Spartanburg, South Carolina The Rev. Robert S. Smith Daytona Beach, Florida Term to Expire 1979 The Rev. Cecil D. Brearley, Jr Columbia, South Carolina The Rev. Paul M. Edris Daytona Beach, Florida Myron Gibbons Tampa, Florida The Rev. James V. Johnson, Jr Columbus, Georgia The Rev. P. Randolph Kowalski Greenville, South Carolina Champney A. McNair Atlanta, Georgia Frank Mitchener, Jr Sumner, Mississippi Thomas E. Rast Birmingham, Alabama The Rev. John H. Sadler Huntsville, Alabama Deedie Simmons Jacksonville, Florida Term to Expire 1980 Ralph H. Birdsong Atlanta, Georgia The Rev. John H. LaMotte Sarasota, Florida The Rev. John H. Law Dalton, Georgia The Rev. Charles R. McCain Tuscaloosa, Alabama W. Sloan McCrea Miami, Florida The Rev. J. Phillips Noble Charleston, South Carolina Eugene F. Rogers Columbia, South Carolina William F. Winter Jackson, Mississippi Emily C. Wood Maitland, Florida The Rev. Frederick Z. Woodward Signal Mountain, Tennessee 62 COMMITTEES OF Columbia Investment H. Talmage Dobbs, Chairman William A. Adams F. Sidney Anderson Ralph H. Birdsong J. Erskine Love, Jr. J. Davison Philips J. McDowell Richards Executive J. Erskine Love, Jr., Chairman John H. Law, Vice Chairman J. Edward Craig, Secretary Frederick Z. Woodward Champney A. McNair W. Frank Harrington J. Phillips Noble Thomas E. Rast Academic Affairs J. Phillips Noble, Chairman Mary Ellen Alexander James V. Johnson, Jr. Robert E. Lee Charles R. McCain Frank Mitchener Robert S. Smith THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Theological Seminary 1977-78 Planning and Development Thomas E. Rast, Chairman Paul M. Edris Myron Gibbons W. Frank Harrington P. Randolph Kowalski W. Tom Neal Emily Wood Business Affairs Champney A. McNair, Chairman Ralph H. Birdsong John H. LaMotte John H. Law W. Sloan McCrea Edward P. Perrin Eugene F. Rogers William F. Winter Student Life and Work Frederick Z. Woodward, Chairman Cecil D. Brearley, Jr. J. Edward Craig Merle W. Fowler Richard T. Harbison John H. Sadler Deedie Simmons The Board of Directors 63 y <t<>4 *A W<>W inihl FACULTY JAMES DAVISON PHILIPS, Ph.D. President A.B., Hampden-Sydney College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; D.D., Presbyterian College; Hampden-Sydney College HUBERT VANCE TAYLOR, Ph.D. Professor of Public Speech and Music A.B., Lafayette College; B.Mus., Westminster Choir College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Northwestern University HAROLD BAILEY PRINCE, M.A., M.L Professor of Bibliography; Librarian A.B., M.A., University of South Carolina; M.L., Emory University; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary THOMAS HALDANE McDILL, M.A. Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling A.B., Erskine College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.A. University of Chicago; D.Lit, Presbyterian College JAMES HERBERT GAILEY, JR., Th.D. Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis A.B., Davidson College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Th.M., ThD., Princeton Theological Seminary tk *m SHIRLEY CAPERTON GUTHRIE, JR. D.Theol. /. B. Green Professor of Systematic Theology A.B., Austin College; B.D., Princeton Theological Seminary; D.Theol., University of Basel WADE PRICHARD HUIE, JR., Ph.D. Peter Marshall Professor of Homiletics A.B., Emory University; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh LUDWIG RICHARD MAX DEVVITZ, Ph.D. Professor of Old Testament Language, Literature and Exegesis B.D., University of London; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University CHARLES BLANTON COUSAR, Ph.D. Dean of Academic Affairs; Samuel A. Cartledge Professor of New Testament Language, Literature, and Exegesis A.B., Davidson College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Aberdeen J. WILL ORMOND, Ph.D. /. McDowell Richards Professor of Biblical Exposition A.B., University of Alabama; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Glasgow; D.D., Southwestern at Memphis THERON S. NEASE, Ph.D. Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling A.B., Austin College; B.D., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary %a G BENTON KLINE, JR., Ph.D. Professor of Theology A.B., College of Wooster; B.D., Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Yale University A.B. KEITH F. NICKLE, D.Theol. Professor of New Testament University of Texas; B.D., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary; D. Theol., University of Basel CATHERINE GUNSALUS GONZALEZ, Ph.D. Professor of Church History B.A., Beaver College; S.T.B., Boston University School of Theology; Ph.D., Boston University. B.S. FREDERICK OTTO BONKOVSKY, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Christian Ethics Muskingum College; M.Div., Yale Divinity School; Certificate, Free University, Berlin; Ph.D., Harvard University £S THOMAS ERSKINE CLARKE, Th.D. Dean of Students A.B., University of South Carolina; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Th.M, Th.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. JASPER NEWTON KEITH, JR., B.D. Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry A.B., Mercer University; B.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Certified Supervisor, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education; Candidate for S.T.D., Columbia Theological Seminary OSCAR J. HUSSEL, Ed.D. Associate Professor of Christian Education B.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A., McCormick Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Columbia University A.B. JAMES D. NEWSOME, JR., Ph.D. Director of Advanced Studies Millsaps College; B.D., Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University ADJUNCT FACULTY HARRY MILTON GARDINER, S.T.D. Director, Atlanta Theological Association, Adjunct Professor of Church Ministry A.B., Th.B., Northwest Nazarene College; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; S.T.D. , San Francisco Theological Seminary. lillian Mcculloch taylor, e<±s. Director of Library Operations B.A., Queens College; M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education; M.S. (L.S.), George Peabody College; Ed.S., George Peabody College. VISITING INSTRUCTORS WILLIAM VAN ARNOLD, Th.D. Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.A., Southwestern at Memphis; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Th.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary EDGAR M. GRIDER, B.D. Director, Urban Training Organization of Atlanta A.B., Princeton University; B.D., Yale University Divinity School ROBERT THORNTON HENDERSON, B.D. Staff Associate for Evangelism, Ceneral Assembly Mission Board; A.B., Davidson College; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary BETTYE VIRGINIA KILLGORE, B.R.E. Christian Educator for Northeast Cluster of Presbyterian Churches, Atlanta Presbytery Texas Christian University; B.R.E., Presbyterian School of Christian Education THOMAS GRIER LONG, M.Div. Assistant Professor of Ministry, Erskine Theological Seminary A.B., Erskine College; M.Div., Erskine Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton Theological Seminary KENNETH F. MORRIS, Th.D. Professor of New Testament, Erskine Theological Seminary A.B., Erskine College; B.D., Erskine Theological Seminary; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. DAVID H. MOYLAN, Th.M. Director of The Decatur-DeKalb Pastoral Counseling Center; B.S., Davidson College; M.Div., Th.M., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. JOHN H. PATTON, Ph.D. Executive Director, The Georgia Association for Pastoral Care, Inc.; A.B., Emory University; B.D., Candler School of Theology; Ph.D., University of Chicago. 69 PROFESSORS EMERITI james Mcdowell Richards, d.d., lld. President Emeritus A.B., Davidson College; M.A., Princeton University; A.B., M.A., Oxford University; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; D.D., Davidson College; LLD., King College. MANFORD GEORGE GUTZKE, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus A.B., M.A., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Columbia University; D.D., Austin College WILLIAM CHILDS ROBINSON, Th.D. Professor Emeritus A.B., Roanoke College; M.A., University of South Carolina; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.D., Harvard University; D.D., Roanoke College. FELIX BAYARD GEAR, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus A.B., Davis and Elkins College; B.D., Union Theological Seminary; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; D.D., Davis and Elkins College. SAMUEL ANTOINE CARTLEDGE, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus A.B., M.A., University of Georgia; B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Chicago. DEAN GREER McKEE, Th.D. Professor Emeritus A.B., Parsons College; S.T.B., S.T.M., and Th.D., The Biblical Seminary; D.D., Parsons College. JACK BRAME McMICHAEL, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus A.B., East Texas State Teachers College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Columbia University. RONALD STEWART WALLACE, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus B.Sc, M.A., Ph.D., University of Edinburgh. 70 ADJUNCT PROFESSORS IN SUPERVISED MINISTRY CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION SUPERVISORS William P. Boyle, B.D., Th.M. Dean C. Bridges, M.Div. Donald H. Cabaniss, B.D., M.Ed. William Emerson, B.D. G. Robert Gary, M.Div. C. Fred Hall, B.D. Timothy Little, S.T.M. Dan A. McRight, M.Div. David H. Moylan, Th.M. John H. Patton, Ph.D. Ronald Stephenson, M.Div. E. Augustus Verdery, Th.D. Frank Weathersby, D.Min. Joseph W. Whitwell, B.D. URBAN TRAINING ORGANIZATION OF ATLANTA Edgar M. Grider, B.D. Charles G. Helms, M.Div. Calvin E. Houston, B.D. Vern E. McCarty, B.D. SUPERVISING PASTORS FOR SUMMER ASSISTANTS The Rev. Robert L. Ashworth The Rev. The Rev. Juventino R. Ballesteros The Rev. The Rev. T. H. Beasley, Jr. The Rev. The Rev. C. Charles Benz, Jr. The Rev. The Rev. Robert K. Bondurant The Rev. The Rev. John C. Boyer The Rev. The Rev. William T. Bryant The Rev. The Rev. R. Alan Chapman The Rev. The Rev. William R. Conine, Jr. The Rev. The Rev. Archie Davis The Rev. The Rev. Thomas M. Dews The Rev. The Rev. M. McCoy Franklin The Rev. The Rev. John A. Graham The Rev. The Rev. Wayne D. Griffin The Rev. The Rev. John R. Hall The Rev. The Rev. David L. Hare The Rev. The Rev. Basil V. Hicks The Rev. The Rev. Z. N. Holler The Rev. The Rev. Charles Home The Rev. The Rev. J. Trent Howell, Jr. The Rev. SUPERVISING PASTORS FOR INTERNS Robert F. Hunt Robert F. Inman Ervin R. Joslin Charles E. Kirkpatrick Robert E. Kribbs George W. Long Frank Masserano Ralph E. McCaskill, Jr Park H. Moore, Jr. Terrence N. Mulford Mills J. Peebles Harry W. Philips Everett H. Phillips W. Robert Pollard Tom Rogers William F. Shouse Carl D. Smith Bert C. Swearingen Donald D. Wade Lawrence A. Wood The Rev. H. Alan Elmore The Rev. Robert E. Malsbary The Rev. Robert H. Ramey The Rev. Friedrich Schilling The Rev. Roy E. Watkins, Jr. 71 GRADUATING CLASS OF 1977 DOCTOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY Charles Edward Swann DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (In-Ministry) Joseph Wilson Berry John Wesley Bressler Marling Elliott Gerald Paul Jenkins William Ross Johnston Philip Wayne Leftwich Eugene Barclay Norris Jean William Stonebraker James Osgood Watkins, Jr. Frank Douglas Weathersby Richard Scott Woodmansee DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (In-Sequence) Shirley Ford-Adams Kenneth Alva Brown Daniell Carl Hamby Robert Ernest MacKay MASTER OF THEOLOGY Scobie Clovis Branson Yll Bong Lee Hyung-Ku Park MASTER OF DIVINITY Thomas Ross Atkins Robert Clay Camenisch Harrell Lamar Cobb Homer LeGrand Dempsey James Henderson Foil, Jr. Steve Louis Grimes with distinction Jeffrey Herbert Hale Lewis Ewing Holmes Alice Arthur Johnson Louis Richard Lothman Leonard Gilbert McLaurin Donald Lyman Mobley Gordon Fitzhugh West, III Jan McAfee Rhodes John Morria Arnott Thomson William Leslie Love George Jacob Mahida Dennis Arthur Maxey William Everett Mills, Jr. Marion Thomas Norwood, Jr. with distinction John Thomas Phillips Charles Lincoln Taylor Jack Lochridge Taylor John Gordon Williams Lorenzo Arthur Woolverton MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES Stevan Alan Snipes CERTIFICATE Harry Langley Stiltz 72 AWARDS AND PRIZES — 1977 FANNIE JORDAN BRYAN FELLOWSHIP: Steve Louis Grimes ALUMNI/AE FELLOWSHIP: Marion Thomas Norwood, Jr. WILDS BOOK PRIZE: Steve Louis Grimes PAUL T. FUHRMAN BOOK PRIZE IN CHURCH HISTORY: Peter Rene Roest FLORRIE WILKES SANDERS PRIZE IN THEOLOGY: Joanna Moseley Adams EMMA GAILLARD BOYCE MEMORIAL AWARD: Daniell Carl Hamby Professor James Gailey Professor Catherine Gonzalez 73 Susan and Richard Brooks in their Simons-Law apartment The Village housing 74 1977-78 ROLL OF STUDENTS ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL DEGREE STUDENTS DOCTOR OF SACRED THEOLOGY Shirley Ford Adams Dunwoody, Georgia William Alexander Crosland Atlanta, Georgia Charles Gordon Helms Atlanta, Georgia Robert Eugene Johnston Charlotte, North Carolina Jasper Newton Keith, Jr. Tucker, Georgia Calvin W. Kropp Atlanta, Georgia B.F.A., University of Georgia D.Min., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Davidson College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Davidson College B.D., Union Theological Seminary in New York B.A., Davidson College B.D., Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Mercer University M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.S., M.B.A., Northwestern University B.D., Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary DOCTOR OF MINISTRY Henry E. Acklen Collierville, Tennessee Robert L. Ashworth Tucker, Georgia Sidney Taylor Ayer, Jr. Rockmart, Georgia John David Beal Atlanta, Georgia Joseph Franklin Beard Lithonia, Georgia Donald Louis Bell Alexander City, Alabama B.A., Austin College B.D., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary A.B., Mercer University B.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Emory University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., William Jewell College M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Seminary M.R.E., New Orleans Theological Seminary B.A., Erskine College B.D., Erskine Theological Seminary B.A., Baylor University B.D., Southeastern Seminary Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary 75 Wade Hampton Bell, Jr. Panama City, Florida Roe Maxwell Callaway, Jr. Valdosta, Georgia Norman Campbell, Jr. Decatur, Georgia Georges Paul Carillet Lawrenceville, Georgia Clyde Edwin Chase Macon, Georgia Somchart Cha-umthong Bangkok, Thailand Monty Carl Clendenin Tecumseh, Oklahoma Curtis James Cofield Montgomery, Alabama Anthony Wayne Dean Tuscaloosa, Alabama Wiliam Joseph DeLay Peachtree City, Georgia Charles Lindsey Donneil Albany, Georgia Joseph Cromer Eckstine Macon, Georgia Hugh Lee Eichelberger, Jr. Asheville, North Carolina Franklin Maynard Fetner Roanoke, Alabama Harvey A. Fincher Norcross, Georgia Wayne David Griffin Gainesville, Florida B.A., Brown University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Presbyterian College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Belhaven College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Atlanta Christian College M.Div., Emmanuel School of Religion B.A., Emory University M.Div., Yale Divinity School B.A., Silliman University B.D., Silliman Divinity School B.A., Dallas Baptist College M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary B.C.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha M.B.A., Sul Ross University M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center A.B., Mercer University M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Baylor University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.S., University of North Carolina B.D., Union Theological Seminary Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary B.A., Southwestern at Memphis M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Presbyterian College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.S., Florence State University M.Div., Candler School of Theology B.A., University of Louisville M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Florida Atlantic University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary 76 William Edward Hammond Atlanta, Georgia R. Michael Holmes Pueblo, Colorado Stephen M. Huntley, Jr. Kingstree, South Carolina Donald J. Jansen Atlanta, Georgia Troy Gaines Jarvis Big Springs, Texas Donald Marion Kea Albany, Georgia John W. Larson Amory, Mississippi Yll Bong Lee Seoul, Korea Herbert Lawrence Marbury Atlanta, Georgia Norman L. Martin Atlanta, Georgia James Donald Mason Hueytown, Alabama Wood row McKay, Jr. Stone Mountain, Georgia Billy Rex Moorer Montgomery, Alabama A.B., Mercer University B.D., Th. M., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Houghton College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Davidson College M.Div., Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Hope College M.A., Western Michigan University M.Div., Western Theological Seminary Ed.S., Georgia State University B.A., Austin College M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary B.A., Emory University M.Div., Candler School of Theology B.A., Southwestern at Memphis M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Soong Jun University M.A., Korea University M.Div., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Morehouse College B.D., Interdenominational Theological Center Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., West Georgia College Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary A.B., Samford University M.A., University of Alabama M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.S., Davidson College M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.A., Harding College M.A., Harding Graduate School of Religion M.R.E., Th.M., Alabama Christian College of Biblical Studies 77 Daniel M. Munn Augusta, Georgia David William Nash Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia Jefferson Davis Norman, II Taylorsville, Georgia George Harvey Porter, Jr. Hapeville, Georgia Samuel D. Reeves Lithia Springs, Georgia Joseph Alvin Scharer Plantation, Florida Byron Johnson Scott, Jr. Marietta, Georgia Frank Richardson Sells Athens, Tennessee Charnel Sterling Sexton Red Oak, Georgia Malcome Donald Sides Burnsville, North Carolina John F. Sloop Lithonia, Georgia Stephen Jamison Sloop, Jr. Gainesville, Georgia Robert Lee Smith, Jr. Decatur, Georgia James C. Strickland, Jr. Edison, Georgia B.A., Oglethorpe University B.D., Nashotah House Theological Seminary M.Ed., University of Georgia A.B., Davidson College M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia B.A., Howard College (now Samford University) M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kentucky A.B., Samford University B.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Mercer University B.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary A.B., Asbury College M.A., M.Div., Drew Theological Seminary A.B., Asbury College M.Div., Candler School of Theology B.A., Presbyterian College B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Mercer University B.D., Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Baylor University B.D., Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary M.Ed., University of North Carolina at Greensboro B.A., Belhaven College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Belhaven College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Wheaton College M.Div., Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Samford University M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 78 Joseph Edward Sutherland Johnson City, Tennessee William H. Thomas Prestonsburg, Kentucky Robert L. Thompson Fort Valley, Georgia Calvin Lloyd Vermeire Gulf Shores, Alabama Victor Hugo Wallace Stone Mountain, Georgia Roy Edgar Watkins Fort Mill, South Carolina James R. Wilburn Jackson, Mississippi Benjamin Franklin Wright Jackson, Georgia Donn Wilson Wright Decatur, Georgia Harold Deaton Zwald Atlanta, Georgia A.B., Milligan College B.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Grove City College M.Div., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary S.T.M. New York Theological Seminary A.B., Mercer University M.Ed., University of Georgia B.D., New Orleans Theological Seminary B.S., Ohio Northern University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., University of Alabama M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Furman University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Belhaven College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Georgia State University M.Div., Candler School of Theology Th.M., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Denison University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Emory University B.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary MASTER OF THEOLOGY Roger A. Armistead Dallas, Texas Ralph Lamar Barden Lilburn, Georgia Marcus Andrew Booker Atlanta, Georgia Andreas Borter Bern, Switzerland B.A., Asbury College M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary A.B., Georgia State University M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary B.M.E., Georgia Institute of Technology B.D., S.T.D., Candler School of Theology V.D.M., University of Bern 79 Lindsey Jonathan Collins Decatur, Georgia Virginia Felder Conway Clarkston, Georgia Andrew G. Davis Atlanta, Georgia Ernest William Davis Kings Mountain, North Carolina Royal Lee Fullerton Decatur, Georgia Warren Ewing Gardner Winder, Georgia Ronald James Greer Atlanta, Georgia Carl Frederick Hall Savannah, Georgia Billy Joe Harrison Memphis, Tennessee Yong Ho Kim Seoul, Korea W. Vernon Luckey, Jr. Decatur, Georgia David F. Mclnnis Spartanburg, South Carolina Perry Nathan Miller McDonough, Georgia Larry Curtis Mitchell Decatur, Georgia Zoe Lee Wade Murphy Atlanta, Georgia Robert Lamar Oglesby Tucker, Georgia B.A., Davidson College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary S.A., University of Georgia M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., University of South Mississippi M.Div., Candler School of Theology B.S., Toccoa Falls Institute M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Augusta College M.Div., Candler School of Theology B.S., Geneva College M.Div., Pittsburg Theological Seminary B.S., Louisiana State University M.Div., Candler School of Theology B.A., Asbury College M.Div., Candler School of Theology A.B., Samford University B.D., New Orleans Theological Seminary Th.B., Presbyterian Theological Seminary M.C.E., Reformed Theological Seminary A.B., Newberry College M.Div., Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary B.A., Davidson College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Erskine College B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Bethany College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.A., Shorter College M.Div., Duke University Divinity School B.A., Mercer University M.Div., M.R.E., Southwestern Theological Seminary 80 Margaret Barnes Peery Decatur, Georgia Douglas Brian Stearns Huntington, West Virginia Eric Karl Swenson Atlanta, Georgia Dennis Lee Taylor Clarksburg, West Virginia Leonard Jackson Taylor Atlanta, Georgia Allen Paul Weaver, jr. Decatur, Georgia R. O. "Bill" Weimer, II Decatur, Georgia Ming Yi Wu Hualien, Taiwan Kazuhiko Yaegashi Isumi, Japan A.B., Queens College M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia A.B., King College M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.S., Georgia State University M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary A.B., Fairmont State College M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary B.S., Florida Memorial College M.Div., Colgate Rochester Divinity School B.S., University of Florida M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary B.Ed., National Taiwan Normal University M.Div., Taiwan Theological Seminary B.A., Tohoku Gakuin University M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary FIRST PROFESSIONAL DEGREE STUDENTS E COMPONENT Name Home Town Katherine Imogene Bennett Decatur, Georgia Ronald Otto Brauer Clearwater, Florida William Warren Delozier, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia Robert Daniel Holloway, Jr. Florence, Alabama William A. Jokela Panama City, Florida College Presbytery or Denomination B.R.E., Presbyterian School of Christian Education Atlanta B.A., University of Cincinnati Westminster B.C.E., Georgia Institute of Technology Church of God B.A., Samford University North Alabama B. Music Ed., Stetson University St. Johns 81 Timothy LaRue Melton Stone Mountain, Georgia Donald Ring Olinger Roanoke, Virginia James Ivan St. John Augusta, Georgia Cuyler Vivian Smith, Jr. Tallahassee, Florida B.B.A., Georgia State University Atlanta B.A., Roanoke College St. Andrews A.B., Wofford College M.A., University of South Carolina Augusta-Macon B.A., Florida State University Florida Robert McFaddin Spann Ninety-Six, South Carolina B.A., Erskine College South Carolina D COMPONENT Joseph Arthur Cordero Chula Vista, California B.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville Fayetteville Elaine McRobbie Kansas City, Missouri B.A., West Georgia College M.A., Georgia State University Atlanta C COMPONENT Paul O. Ard, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia B.S., Presbyterian College Atlanta Malcolm Bennett Bishop, Kannapolis, North Carolina B. A., King College Concord Robert Adair Blackwood, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia Donald Lee Bowling Conestee, South Carolina Samuel David Carriker Charlotte, North Carolina Hoonjin David Chai Seoul, Korea B.B.A., Georgia State University Church of God A. B.,. Presbyterian College M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education Orange B. A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte Mecklenburg B. A., Florida International University Everglades 83 Franklin Grimes Colladay, Jr. Helena, Arkansas Duke Bernard Crawford Decatur, Georgia Warner Robert Durnell West Chester, Pennsylvania Terry Robert Dyer Tangerine, Florida Virginia Simmons Ellis Jacksonville, Florida John Michael Eubanks Atlanta Charles Ligon Evans Tampa, Florida Cheryl Ann Gosa Dalton, Georgia James Richard Hartsfield Cairo, Georgia Sally Lodge Henderson Charlotte, North Carolina Richard Bruce Houchens Huntsville, Alabama Robert Samuel Johnson Decatur, Georgia Stephen Alden Jones Chickamauga, Georgia Joel Morgan Long Cherryville, North Carolina Diana Grace Davis Mahida Sacramento, California Benjamin Cooper Mathes Memphis, Tennessee Robert F. McAndrew, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Harrison McDonald Florence, Alabama B.S., Westminster College, Utah Arkansas-Union B.A., Texas Tech University Atlanta B.A., Lincoln University Atlanta B.A., Florida State University N.E. Florida, U.P.U.S.A. B.A., Agnes Scott College Suwannee B.A., Ceorgia State University Birmingham, U.P.U.S.A. A.B., Erskine College M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education Westminster A.B.j., University of Ceorgia Athens A.B., Valdosta State College Southwest Georgia A.B., Coker College Mecklenburg B.A., Culver-Stockton College North Alabama B.S., Universitv of Louisville Atlanta B.A., University of Tennessee Cherokee A. B., Lenoir Rhyne College Concord B.A., Pembroke State University Atlanta B.A., Southwestern at Memphis Memphis B.B.E., Columbia Bible College Atlanta D.M.D., University of Louisville North Alabama 84 John Lawrence Mishler Akron, Ohio Walter Ward Peters Atlanta, Georgia Kris K. Ramsahai Trinidad, West Indies Kathryn Hooks Sandifer Tucker, Georgia Gregory Dennis Schillo Ashtabula, Ohio Lib McGregor Simmons Decatur, Georgia Jacalyn Watson Thomas Charlotte, North Carolina Richard Ellsworth Thomas Charlotte, North Carolina Stuart Thomas Wilson Norfolk, Virginia Anna Lou Case Winters Huntsville, Alabama B.A., Eckerd College Atlanta B.A., Baylor University Atlanta B.S., Oglethorpe University Atlanta B.A., Queens College M.C.E., Presbyterian School of Christian Education Atlanta B. A., Berry College Cherokee B. A., Agnes Scott College Atlanta B.A., Wesleyan College Atlanta B. A., Boston University Atlanta B.A., Old Dominion University Norfolk B.A., Agnes Scott College North Alabama B COMPONENT Joanna Moseley Adams Decatur, Georgia Paul H. Akers Dallas, Texas Edward Lane Alderman, Jr. Nashville, Tennessee Earl Van Buren Blankenship, Talladega, Alabama Douglas William Bower Niagara Falls, New York Richard Henry Brooks Atlanta, Georgia B.A., Emory University Atlanta B.A., Oklahoma University Covenant B.A., Wake Forest University Middle Tennessee B.A., Presbyterian College North Alabama B.S., Oglethorpe University United Methodist 8.5., Jacksonville State University North Alabama 85 Royce Leonard Browder Anniston, Alabama Glen Albert Busby Gainesville, Florida Jimmy M. Cantey Decatur, Georgia David E. Chadwick Orlando, Florida Fred Craven Douglas, Jr. Huntersville, North Carolina Scott Gregory Downing Miami, Florida Barry Dean Ferguson Gainesville, Florida Michael Clay Fleenor Kingsport, Tennessee Truman Burgess Geeslin York, Alabama Donald Raymond Guterman Donalsonville, Georgia John Coxwell Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dolores M. Hayward Tucker, Georgia Kenneth Monroe Hicks Florence, South Carolina Bradley Lawrence Huff Marianna, Florida William Edward Kelly, Jr. Winter Park, Florida John Edward Kelsay Virginia Beach, Virginia Crawford Abel King, III St. Louis, Missouri J. Bruce Lancaster Monroe, Louisiana B.S., Jacksonville State University North Alabama B.A., University of Florida Presbyterian Church in the U.S. 8.5., Bethel College Cumberland Presbyterian B.A., University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Ed.S., University of Florida St. Johns B.S., Appalachian State University Mecklenburg B.A., Florida International University South Florida B.A., University of Florida Suwannee B.S., University of Tennessee Atlanta B.S., Livingston University Tuscaloosa B.S., Georgia Southwestern College Southwest Georgia B.A., Presbyterian College Atlanta B.A., Skidmore College Atlanta B.S., Clemson University Pee Dee B.A., University of West Florida North Florida B.A., Duke University St. Johns B. A., Old Dominion University Norfolk B.C. 5., University of Iowa Southeast Missouri B.B.A., Northeast Louisiana University Pines 86 Charles Russell Lee, Jr. Hamer, South Carolina Gregory Ennis Loskoski Anderson, South Carolina W. Tyler Martin Atlanta, Georgia Edward Lewis Mcllwain Columbia, South Carolina Richard Montgomery Nelson Thomson, Georgia Robin Shane Owens Clinton, South Carolina John-Nelson Buttermore Pope Bradenton, Florida Christopher Allen Price Atlanta, Georgia William Hunter Ralston Stone Mountain, Georgia Gary demons Record Chattanooga, Tennessee Richard Neil Robinson Atlanta, Georgia Peter R. Roest Columbia, South Carolina Robert Hoyt Sells Lawrenceville, Georgia William Judson Shaw Prospect, Kentucky Gary Robert Soop Winter Park, Florida John Hillman Stuhl Orlando, Florida Eleanor Anderson Thompson Spartanburg, South Carolina William Barnett Wade, Jr. Decatur, Georgia George M. Walton Washington, Georgia Philip Albert Williams Chipley, Florida A. B., Atlantic Christian College Pee Dee B.A., Presbyterian College Piedmont B.I.E., Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta B.A., University of South Carolina B.A., University of Maryland Congaree B.A., Presbyterian College Savannah B.A., Presbyterian College South Carolina B.A., Stetson University Westminster B.A., University of Georgia Southern Baptist B. A., Davidson College Presbyterian Church in the U.S. B.A., Temple College M.A., Peabody College Knoxville A.B., University of California at Berkeley Atlanta B.A., University of South Carolina Congaree B.A., Hampden-Sydney College Southern Baptist B.G.S., University of Kentucky Louisville Union B.A., University of Florida St. Johns B.A., Maryville College St. Johns B.A., Winthrop College Piedmont B.A., Presbyterian College Atlanta B.B.A., Georgia State University Augusta-Macon B.A., University of Florida Florida 87 Joseph Rennie Woody, Jr. Penn Laird, Virginia Bowling Cox Yates, III Marietta, Georgia B. A., King College Highlands B.S., Georgia State University Cherokee A COMPONENT James B. Arnold, Jr. Crossett, Arkansas Ashton Edwin Ayers, Jr. Decatur, Georgia Phillip Walker Boswell Morrow, Georgia Georgianna Via Brabban Falls View, West Virginia Elwyn Blake Bryant Starkville, Mississippi Margaret Miller Chamblee Dalton, Georgia Dean Walter Chapman Orlando, Florida Wendell Harvey Colson, Jr. Leesburg, Florida Albert T. Cramer Johnson City, Tennessee Carl Roberts Crawford Atlanta, Georgia Milton Scott Davis Memphis, Tennessee Stan Allen Dawson Avondale Estates, Georgia Mark E. Diehl Lubbock, Texas Kerry Perron Duncan Lubbock, Texas Julian Decherd Guess Union, South Carolina Sam Lewis Hall, Jr. Olivia, North Carolina B.B.A., University of Mississippi Pines B.M., Florida State University M.M., Florida State University Florida B.S., University of Georgia Southern Baptist B.S., West Liberty State College Greenbrier B.A., University of Texas St. Andrew B.A., Agnes Scott College Cherokee B.A., Oberlin College St. Johns B.B.A., Stetson University St. Johns B.S., East Tennessee State University Holston B.A., Emory University Atlanta B.A., Memphis State University Episcopalian B.B.A., Georgia State University Atlanta B.A., Texas Tech University Palo Duro A.B., University of Georgia Palo Duro B.A., Presbyterian College Piedmont B.A., Atlantic Christian College Fayetteville 88 William Hugh Hamilton, III Spartanburg, South Carolina Robert Steven Hudder St. Louis, Missouri Michael Walker Jackson Columbus, Georgia Carolyn M. Johnson Decatur, Georgia Robert Eugene Lee Winston-Salem, North Carloina Billy Troy Lowe Honea Path, South Carolina Robert H. McBride, jr. Conway, South Carolina Leland Graves McCullough, li Shreveport, Louisiana Cliff Hill McLeod, Jr. Sumter, South Carolina James Lauder Morgan Laurel Hill, North Carolina Daniel Allan Nail Jacksonville, Florida John Stephen Park Lithonia, Georgia William Clark Pender Marietta, Georgia Kevin Frederic Price Gainesville, Georgia Maria Lolita Kristen Rutland Price Macon, Georgia Carleton Thornton Pridgen Asheville, North Carolina William Joseph Reggin Tampa, Florida Jeanne' Hoechst Ronner New Haven, Connecticut John Lewis Sanderford Winston-Salem, North Carolina B.A., Wake Forest University Piedmont B.S., Westminster College United Church of Christ B.B.A., University of Georgia Southwest Georgia B.A., University of Minnesota M.Ed., Boston University Presbyterian Church in the U.S. B.A., Evangel College Concord B.A., Newberry College South Carolina 8.S., The Citadel Charleston B.A., Washington & Lee University Pines B.A., Presbyterian College Harmony B.A., Wake Forest University Fayetteville B.S.Ed., University of Florida Suwannee B.A., Georgia State University Atlanta B.A., Dartmouth College Cherokee A.B., Harvard University Athens B.A., Emory University Augusta-Macon B.S., University of South Carolina Asheville B.A., University of South Florida Westminster B.A., Berry College St. Johns B.S., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Concord 89 Daniel Neil Sansbury Darlington, South Carolina Charles Mark Scott Chamblee, Georgia Edward James Wojtczak Monroe, Georgia David Logan Young Asheville, North Carolina Emmie Caldwell Young Atlanta, Georgia B. A., University of South Carolina Pee Dee A.B., Georgia State University Atlanta B.A., Southeastern Bible College Atlanta B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University Asheville B.A., Vanderbilt University Atlanta INTERNS Ronald Joseph Allen Clinton, South Carolina Richard Thomas Gillespie, IV Alachua, Florida James Arthur Wood, III Rockville, Maryland B.A., Presbyterian College South Carolina B.A., University of South Florida Suwannee B.A., Washington and Lee University National Capitol Union MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES Gerald Bailey Atlanta, Georgia Charles Markham Berry Atlanta, Georgia Elisabeth Bibby Dallas, Texas Ira Lois Brown Decatur, Georgia Fairman Preston Cumming Decatur, Georgia B.A., LaVerne College Baptist B.S., Emory University M.D., Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta B.A., University of Arkansas M.A., University of Dallas Presbyterian Church in the U.S. £.5., Georgia Southern College M.Ln., Emory University Dip., Trinity College, Dublin Episcopalian 8.S., Davidson College M.A., University of North Carolina Atlanta 90 Harriette Elaine Griffin Monroe, Georgia Melvin Frank Schell, Jr. Tucker, Georgia Lee Anderson Wyatt Decatur, Georgia A. B. f University of Georgia Atlanta B.A., Tennessee Temple College Christian Missionary Alliance B.A., Belhaven College Atlanta SPECIAL STUDENTS Asumang-Birikorang Agona, Kwanyako Patte N. Buice Atlanta, Georgia David Michael Currie Pensacola, Florida Elizabeth Brooks Elliott Stone Mountain, Georgia David M. Fry Atlanta, Georgia Glenn Elijah Hicks Florence, South Carolina Daisy Glenn Jones Clearwater, Florida Judith Walker Moore Atlanta, Georgia Casmero John Moriale Tampa, Florida Harry D. Nicholas, Jr. Arlington, Texas Eun Soo Oh Seoul, Korea John Michael Stuart Atlanta, Georgia Gerald Kirkbride Taylor, Jr. Fort Myers, Florida L.Th., University of Ghana, Legon Dip. Th., Trinity College Presbyterian Church of Ghana B.A., Oglethorpe University M.Ed., Georgia State University Episcopalian B.S.W., University of West Florida Episcopalian B. A., Presbyterian College Atlanta B.S., University of Tennessee M.A., Young Life Institute Atlanta B. A., East Texas Baptist College Covenant B.A., Southwestern at Memphis M.A., Presbyterian School of Christian Education Westminster B.A., Emory University Atlanta A. A., Hillsborough Community College Westminster B.A., University of Texas at Arlington Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Doshisha University in japan B.D., Western Theological Seminary Th.M., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Korean Presbyterian Church B.A., Presbyterian College Presbyterian Church in the U.S. B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology Westminster 91 UNCLASSIFIED STUDENTS Florida B. Battle Eila M. Brummer Gerald David Fikes William T. Ginn, Jr. Joseph S. Harvard E. Walter Hood William Lester Jenkins, Jr. Nell Hodgson Watt E. D. Wilson, Jr. STUDENTS REGISTERED ONLY FOR WINTER AND/OR SPRING QUARTERS 1977 Richard Kenneth Gunter Lila McGeachy Ray Wayne Keller Ware Agnes Hill Wood SUMMER LANGUAGE SCHOOL 1977 James B. Arnold, Jr. Ashton Edwin Ayers, Jr. Robert Henry Bohler, Jr. Georgianna V. Brabban Glen Albert Busby Clyde B. Carter Mark S. Clark Wendell H. Colson, Jr. Albert T. Cramer Carl R. Crawford Duke B. Crawford Fairman P. Cumming Linda L. Dowling Stephen J. Gill W. Hugh Hamilton, III Michael W. Jackson Carolyn M. Johnson Robert S. Johnson Billy T. Lowe Robert H. McBride Leah P. McKell James L. Morgan, Jr. Zoe Wade Murphy Daniel A. Nail John Stephen Park William C. Pender Walter W. Peters Carleton T. Pridgen William H. Ralston Jeanne Hoechst Ronner Maria L. Rutland John Lewis Sanderford Charles Mark Scott William Judson Shaw John Michael Stuart Eleanor A. Thompson John R. Willett David L. Young Professor Wallace conducting continuing education 92 CALENDAR Greek School Introductory Term Classes begin Thanksgiving vacation Classes end Exams 7977-78 Summer 1978-79 1979-80 July 6- July 6- July 2- Aug. 30, 1977 Aug. 30, 1978 Aug. 24, 1979 Fall Student Faculty Retreat Sept. 1-2 Sept. 6-7 Sept. 8 Nov. 24-27 Dec. 9 Dec. 12-15 August 31- Sept. 1 Sept. 5-6 Sept. 7 Nov. 23-26 Dec. 8 Dec. 11-15 August 30-31 Sept. 4-5 Sept. 6 Nov. 22-25 Dec. 7 Dec. 10-14 Classes begin Classes end Exams Ministers Week Winter Jan. 3, 1978 Jan. 3, 1979 Jan. 30 Jan. 30 Jan. 31 Jan. 30 Jan. 2, 1980 Jan. 29 Jan. 29 Jan. 31-Feb. 3 Jan. 30-Feb. 2 Jan. 29-Feb. 1 Spring Classes begin Feb. 6 Feb. 5 Feb. 4 College Conference Feb. 10-12 Easter vacation March 24- April 2 April 7-15 March 29- April 6 Conference on Ministry April 28-30 Exams for graduates May 11-12 May 10-11 May 8-9 Exams May 15-18 May 14-18 May 12-16 Commencement May 21 May 20 May 18 93 INDEX Academic Information Administration Admissions Procedure Alumni/ae Association Atlanta Theol. 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